The Ganjala Pass Trek is a remote, less crowded, challenging and rewarding adventure trek that takes trekkers through the beautiful Langtang Valley in the Langtang Region of Nepal. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Ganjala Pass at an elevation of about 5200 meters and offers the breathtaking views of the Langtang Himalayan range.
The trekking trail is follow rocky around Ganjala Pass and it is combines two different trekking routes such as Langtang Valley Trek and Helambu Village Trek. This adventure Ganja la Pass Treks offering you to observe the ethnic group of Tamang peoples and their own culture, religion, old and popular monasteries, Chortens, beautiful green forest, Yak pasture and cheese factory, wild life and birds and wonderful panoramic Mountain View from the top of Ganja la include Sisapangma, Langtang range and other popular snow peak mountains.
This trek is starts from Syabrubesi (1465m) after 8hrs drive form Kathmandu and ends Timbu via adventure Ganja la Pass (5200m). We pass several Tamang Village before reached the pass and we can explore the village, ancient monastery, cheese factory and beautiful landscape as well as an interesting side trip to Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri for fantastic views of the Langtang Himalayan range. Then trekking trails lead south-east to the adventure Ganjala Pass, which is the highest altitude of the trek and frozen cold throughout the year. After the Ganjala Pass, the trail goes descending to Tarkeghyang in the Helambu Valley. Helembhu valley is also another popular trekking destination in Nepal for culture and religion. There is also you will enjoy and observe many old monasteries and different peoples and their lifestyle. After that you will catch bus from Timbu to Kathmandu. Before catch the bus, you will also trek through beautiful rice terraces, Sherpa village and number of monastery. We (high Pass Adventure) provide to you best trekking staff to make sure for your adventure trip in Nepal.
Autumn trekking season (September to November) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons for the Ganjala Pass Trek and all Langtang Region/Helembhu Region. The weather is sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views, compare with other trekking season. If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (December/January and February) could also be an option. But, the temperature during winter could be little bit cold for most trekkers and lot of snow on the Lauribinayak pass. We (High Pass Adventure) have long years experience trekking guide and strong porter for carry to your luggage in Ganjala Pass Trek
some time becomes problems like weather condition, local politics issue, transportation or other factors that are beyond from our control can result in can change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably change. If alterations are necessary the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide taking into through the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsible for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experience and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking.
High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.
You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tour for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.
Early in the morning having breakfast in a hotel and we take taxi to bus station for catch a bus and driving to north range of Kathmandu throughout ridgeline vistas to reach Syabru Besi passing through Trisuli, Dhunche. which takes about 7/8 hours. Enjoy with the spectacular views of the Himalayas through the terraced fields and rural villages.
After Breakfast, starts the our trekking trail following the Bhote Koshi River for crossing suspension bridge and again follows the Langtang River then after ascend through in thick forest and Pahiro, Bamboo settlement to Lama Hotel.
Today the trail goes following the raging Langtang stream and that we head bit ascent to Ghoda Tabela (3030m) through the Bamboo and Oak forest. Then the path continues to climb gently up, passing a couple of temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze within the high pastures throughout the summer months and reach out the Langtang Village. Langtang village was the headquarters of Langtang National park and has flat-roofed Tibetan vogue homes and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat. But this village is totally damage by earthquake, so we continue our day trip to Langtang village.
After breakfast, we will leave for lovely Kyanjing Gompa, which takes about 3 hours hiking. Kyanjin Gompa is that the destination locates at altitude of 3817m; from sea level. You will have superb views of Mt Ganchempo, Langsisha Ri and Mt. Langtang Lirung. Within the late afternoon, we'll visit the Yak Cheese factory and Kyanjing Monastery in Kyanjing town.
Early in the morning, after breakfast hiking to Tserku Ri for spectacular views of snowy capped mountains include Langtang Lirung and others mountains. This day you have to take day bag pack with packed lunch and enough drinkking water because there are not hotel and restaurants along the hiking trail.
Today we will head up to Ganjala Base Camp and it takes about 4/5 hours. The trekking trails move to south-east by bit descending to Langtang River and cross the river. Then after, the trail is ascending up to camp through little bushes and rocky land. This day also you have to take packed lunch and enough drinking water to reach the camp. There are no lodges so you need to tent for overnight.
Today is our adventure trekking days compare with other days because we cross the Ganjala Pass (5200 m), which is takes 7/8 hours. Ganjala pass is moderately tough due to cover by snow and ice most of the time during the trekking season. This day also we have to take packed lunch and enough drinking water to reach the camp and leave early in the morning after breakfast. There are also no lodges to overnight to stay.
Today the trekking trail is follow north- west ridge. This day is gentle descending with easy and long walking through yak pasture (grassland) and highland green forest. You will have wonderful view of south hill and mountain along the way. This day also we have to take packed lunch and enough drinking water to reach the camp
Today also the trail follows the ridge until Amma-Yangri. Amma –Yangri is view point of panoramic mountain views of many mountains and it is popular place of Helambu Village Trek. Then after, the trails lead steep descending to Tarkeghyang through forest of Oak, Pine and Rhododendron. There are the available lodges for overnight stay.
Today you will visit the monastery in the Tarkeghyang village and leave to Timbu Village to cross several village and cultivated farm land. This day you will find the real Nepali lifestyle along the way. The trail all the way descends until Melamchi River and gentle flat to Camp.
After breakfast, we will catch the bus to Kathmandu and drive through several village, farm land and city with wonderful scenery. Our guide takes you to Hotel from Kathmandu bus station.
This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.
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Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.
Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information.
If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.
In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees.
You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.
When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.
You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.
For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey.
Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.
Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap.
Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal.
All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.
Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).
There are three types of altitude sickness:
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way.
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:
Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation
Had the sickness before
Not being acclimatized to the altitude
Drinking alcohol when you ascend
Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.
Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:
Loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
Short breath with action
Blue color of skin or gray soft skin
Chest tightness or blocking
Dry cough or coughing with blood
Cannot walk in a straight line
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:
Climb the mountain gradually.
Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.
5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water
Take it easy
Do not drink alcohol.
Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
Sleep lower elevation
Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor
Langtang is the name of the mountain and region in the north- center of Nepal and situated about 50 kilometers north from Kathmandu valley. This region is famous for Langtang National park which was established in 1976 A.D. as well as first Himalayan national park and fourth protected area in the country. The total covers an area of 1,710 square kilometers in the Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok Districts of the central Himalayan region and surrounding 26 Village development communities as well as western boundary is Bhote Kosi and Trishuli rivers, north and east is border of Tibet China and south border is located in 30 km north of Kathmandu city.
There are about 6,000 people live and most of depend on agriculture. Tamang and Sherpa peoples are main majority in the region. The park is mark with large verity of climatic zones from subtropical to alpine. About 25% of the park is covered by forest include Oak, Maple, Pine trees and various types of Rhododendron. The Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thaar, red pandas and various type birds makes attractive the park. Gosaikunda lakes and Kyanjin Gompa is the spiritual site of the Hindus and Buddhist in the park. The Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,245 m) is the highest point in the park as well as there are many others snow peak.
If you are wondering about enter and exit access in Langtang region from Kathmandu, Here is good news to all with different ways to reach Langtang Region from “Kathmandu” capital city of Nepal. There is easily accessible from Kathmandu by land. It is located in north side from Kathmandu. There are many options to get in and out to Langtang Region such as direct bus to Syabrubesi, Sundarijal or Melamchi from Kathmandu. Even though Trekking Itineraries are always flexible because there are many starting and ending place, so it may take a little more or less than that.
The trekkking starts and ends in Syabrubesi for Langtang Valley Trek and Tamang Heritage Trek a small town 120 km from Kathmandu as well as Helambu Trek starts from Sundarijal 25 km from Thamel. The main bus station is Machha Pokhari to the syabrubesi and it takes 7/9 hours but if you are taking private vehicle for comfortable and faster, it takes 5 to 7 hours and cost is more expensive.
Langtang Region Trekking lies in Langtang National Park, so no need special permit like restricted area (Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Region, Nar-Phu Valley and many more). Our government has instilled only two permits for the Langtang Trek. Both of these permits are compulsory for your trek to Langtang Region. Yours permits need to show on the check post along the Langtang valley trekking route. If you go there without permits, you have to buy from there with extra charge (penalty) or you may have accepted punishments as per the law of Nepal government or you may have turn back. Those two permits can buy ether from registered trekking company or Tourism Board (Bhrikuti Mandap).
TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) is compulsory for everyone to Trek in Nepal.
It Cost US $ 20 per person/ per trek
Langtang National Park Entry Permit
It cost US $ 30 per person/ per trek
Both permits you can buy in Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board) before you go on Trek.
Langtang Region is third popular trekking destination in Nepal next to Everest and Annapurna Region. There are many trekking routes and Langtang Valley Trek is best one of them. Langtang Region trekking trail is well managed and managed by the Langtang National Park and local community.
There are lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail because every year increasing new house and add the room for trekkers. So, you can have easy to finding comfortable accommodation in the Langtang region. Almost all tea-houses (lodges) are tried to give you best service for all traveler. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing indoor bathroom but if you need luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities. Few places have limit lodges for accommodation. Every different place has different quality of the lodges, so you can choose best one on your budget.
Every lodge have food menu and foods items are almost same. We strongly recommended typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but if you like, you can choose others food from food menu. Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables on their garden and serve to the costumer. Basically, the cooks are trained but food taste might be bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Langtang Region Trekking.
You can buy all types of drink in every lodge but the prices goes high as you go higher. You can drink normal water with using a purification tablets. Avoid the alcoholic drinks when you go higher.
There are two main trekking season for trekking in Nepal. Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons. Even though, beginning of September to end of May are the very good times for the trekking in Nepal. The weather is perfect sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views clean air and not rain and snow compare with other trekking season.
If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February) also could be an option. The temperature during winter could be little bit cold for most trekkers but the visibility is not bad. In the summer season (June to August) is raining but best time for nature lovers. That is why; you can choose your best season for your trek in Nepal depends on your Vacations.
Langtang region is popular trekking destination In Nepal. There was not Mobile network and internet service last 2 years ago. Nowadays, there are good mobile network services and internet services in the whole Langtang region trekking area but not few places such as Ganjala Pass Trek. So, the internet service will be available whole Region but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage through his mobile phone because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trek and your health condition as well as we help any kinds of problem during the trek.
Hence, travelling is important things in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. If you need Nepali SIM, we can provide to you for your trekking but you have to tell us before leave the trekking.
High altitude sickness is common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go as higher elevation. It is appears very quickly but symptoms are preventable. If you have previous high altitude trekking experience, it might be best but if not trek in above three thousand meters high you need to prevention of the high altitude sickness. You need a extra suitable acclimatization days to complete the trip and Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep low elevation as well as spend 2 nights on every 500 meters above than 3500 meters heights are prevent the altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal. All our trekking itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety to complete the trek without any problem. We provide you basic medicine to support for emergency rescue, if situation gets worse.
Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will response to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back.
The Guide, porter, driver and all workers who are working in tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services.
Hence, it is important to High Pass Adventure working team who take care to you all the time during the visiting in Nepal, motivated with outstanding service and offer inspiring trip in a lifetime experience.
If you have extra time after complete the trek, you can do different activities or different short trek in Nepal. We have many short tour packages and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting trip in Trisuli River.
Adventure activities are like paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump and Mountain Biking. These all package are extra activities as optional tours and not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange at a reasonable cost and we give to you good discount.
Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel. We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.
-Passport and 4 passport size photos
-Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
-Boarding passes for flights
-Driver’s license (if needed)
-Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)
-Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
-Sleeping bag liner (Optional)
-Trekking boots: one pair lightweight
-Sandals for city and tea house footwear
-Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
-Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
-Thin, lightweight inner socks
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:
-Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
-Down jacket for warmth
-Travel clothes and City Wear
-Base-layer trousers (optional)
-Trekking shorts (Optional)
-Gloves and wool hat
-bandanna or scarf
-First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
-Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
-Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu
-Sunglasses and Sun cream
-Book (reading and writing materials)
-MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
-Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
-A day bag: 35 liters
-A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
-Dry Liner or Dry Bag
-Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.
-Toilet papers/ tissue
-Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
-1 medium sized quick drying towel
-Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
-Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Feminine hygiene products
-On Personal Hygiene
-Wet wipes (baby wipes)
-Anti-bacterial hands wash
-Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
-Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries)
-Binoculars (for luxuries)
-Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)
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