Langtang Ganja La pass trek offers a classic adventure just north of Kathmandu. It forms an extension to our Langtang Valley Trek, turning it into a true wilderness adventure, with obligatory camping for three nights. On a clear day, the scene from the top of Ganja La (5106m) offers unparalleled views of the 150km Himalayan panorama that stretches from the 8000m Annapurna range in the far west to Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the “foreground,” Shisha Pangma (8013m) to the north in Tibet and on towards the east Langpogang (6733m) or Jugal Himal (6535m) and views to the south include Naya Kanga (5846m).
Board an early morning bus at the central bus station in Kathmandu, and the adventure begins with the 7-8 hrs.142km scenic drive through typical Nepalese villages, countless rows of carefully tended terraces and dramatic mountain and valley views. These friendly people will help you immerse yourself in their culture and traditions. The trail gradually climbs alongside the Langtang Khola, passing through forests of bamboo, maple, oak and pine. These forests are inhabited by langurs, musk deer, bears and the endangered, shy, red panda. Birds are constantly heard, more seldom seen in Ganja La pass trek Nepal.
Our Ganja La pass trekking offers new sights and experiences as you gradually ascend, over many ridges, to the village of Kyanjin Gompa – and a rest day to explore Ganja La pass region. Walk slowly from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang as you climb to over 4000m and then rest, in your tent, before tackling the 1000m climb up the Ganja La (5106m) and 800m drop to sleep “low” again. Ganja La pass trekking route descends continue Tarkeghyang is the first Sherpa town. It means “100 houses.” In 1727, a Lama established a monastery and requested that 100 houses be built there as his reward. The temple was rebuilt in 1969, in the Bhutanese style. Enjoy the hospitality of these friendly people. Trail then continues along the hills, through Sherpa settlements bright with prayer flags, to the road head at Melamchi: and the bus back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast
Day at leisure, to follow your own interests.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Dhunche (1950m /6435ft) 7 /8 hrs. drive, 117KM
Drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs ridges to Trishuil Bazar. The journey will take 7-8 hours through picturesque landscapes, Himalayan sceneries and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan mountain range including Mt. Kerung.. Overnight Dhunche.
Day 04: Dhunche – Thulo Syabru (1900m /6270ft) 5-6 hrs.
Trek starts through bumpy off road to Thulo Bharku a little Tamang village.about 2 hour and ascent gradually through rhododendron forest. There is fantastic lunch spot in the apple field with marvelous view of Ganesh Himal and Tibet range Mountain. After lunch trail leads moderately flat and descend down. Approximately 2 hours walk finally you will arrive a large Tamang heritage village to Thulo Syabru. Overnight at Tamang family
Day 05: Thulo Syabru – Lama Hotel (2470m /8104ft) 5-6 hrs
Trail descend down to Langtang river through the Syabru village crossing the suspension bridge to the ridge. Continue walk descend to Langtang river reunite a trail from Syabru Besi where we will end our trek. You eill enjoy the walk through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, gray languor, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 06: Lama Hotel- Langtang (3430m /11253ft) 5- 6 hrs
After having breakfast you will continue your trek to your next destination Langtang. Trail gradually ascends through upstream left side of Langtang River crossing landslides along the big forest hemlocks, maplean rhododendron.to Ghora Table (2970m /9801aft) The trail enters gradually to deserted windy area. Continue ascending into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .Overnight in Langtang
Day 07: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: (3870m /12697ft) 4-5 hrs.
The trail continues through the Tibetan village, stone-built houses and climbs to a Chorten and passed a huge Mani along a gentle path of the hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as you enter into a level of riverbed. It only takes morning; afternoon explore surrounding, acclimatizes and afternoon visit Kyanjing Glacier depends of energy level. Kyanjing Gomba has monastery and famous for Yak cheese factory and yogurt. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa: Day explore
Both Kyanjin Ri (4,850m/16,005ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,500ft) are the best viewpoints in this area. After the breakfast visit Tserko Ri (5000m) for spectacular view of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji, many more and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. Back to guest house, Lunch and walk around the Kyanjing valley. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 09: Kyanjin Gompa – Ngegang (4100 m): 4-5 hrs.
Day 10: Ngegang – Ganja La pass (5106m) - Keldang (4270 m): 7-8 hrs.
Day 11: Keldang – Dukpu (4000 m): 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Dukpu – Tarkegyang (2590 m): 5-6 hrs.
Day 13: Rest day
It's another scheduled rest day. Late breakfast after a long sleep and explore the Sherpa heritage in the afternoon. TarkeGhyang has two beautiful monasteries on Bhutanese style which can be seen only into Helambu valley.
Day 14: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2620m /8645ft) 4-5 hrs
Today is easy day of the trek. The flat trail continues through hillside. The forested trail cross some small streams and typical villages with ancient monasteries as their identification. To add your pleasure Shermathang is another pretty nice Sherpa village with monasteries. North of Shermathang village has superb view of Jugal himal range, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar and Tibet range Himalayas. Overnight Shermathang.
Day 15: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar & drive back to Kathmandu (845m /2790ft) 5-6 hrs
Trail continues flat to the mountain view point where is the fantastic golden painted Guru Rmpoche image on the hillock. Keep following the moderate flat for 45 manures and drop down to Kakani via pine tree forest. The trail continues descending along the meadow and fertile field with several typical villages with their particular cultures and traditions. Trek on this day is quite scenic and interaction with local children and people approach Melamchi Pul across Melamchi River. Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your Hotel about 5 hrs drive.
Day 16: Final departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.
Our outdoor staffs are fully insured and well equipped. MMT offers attractive salary packages to guides, porters and other trekking staffs. We also pay sustainable salaries/wages during low season when no work is available. Our porters may carry a maximum mass of 30 kilograms.
We have extensive logistical experience in both individual and group tour operations. We customize your holdiay as per requirment and always endeavour to meet ultimate expetation. MMT tour operaters are professionalize in Nepal trekking, high adventure passes, climbing and mountaineering, cultural tours, white water rafting and many more.
Safety and trip comfort are no compromises and top priorities of the company inclusively to both clients and trekking crews. Our trekking leaders are pharmacy trained and have considerable knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) from different training workshops conducted by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association), KEEP (Kathmandu Education Invironment Project) and TAAN (Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal) . We believe health is wealth: Guides and porters are fully insured and sufficient trekking gear is supplied by MMT. Emergency First Aid Kits are carried by trek leaders for health support for clients and trekking staff. We are constantly in communication with our trek leaders about weather issues which might influence trips.
We are an independent ultimate outdoor adventure team, based in Nepal, who explore and experience the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of the towering Himalayas as well as the treasures of myth and legend of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mountain Mart Treks offers a splendid alternative solution for adventure, fun, research, and eco tourism to these South Asian countries. We believe each our happy client is our next trek.
Mountain Mart Trek has numerous fixed departures trekking tours to match several travelers. Besides, we also offer customize guaranteed departure dates upon your advice and make happen comfortably. MMT will organize treks for groups with specific interests and will adjust itineraries for groups with age-specific requirements. Group sizes can range from a single trekker up to a maximum of 10 people
Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experiences in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun. We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator..
Our prices are extremely competitive and our service will touch your feelings. We have a good business relationship with domestic and international airlines, hotels and resorts and are the sole agents for several treks and tours. We guarantee fair prices and top class unexpected Services.We offer a transparent travel service and no hidden costs will hit our clients during their trip.
MMT offers a one stop travel solution and is proud to inform our valued clients that all types of travel service, including international air bookings, visa services for India, Tibet, Bhutan, and China are on offer. Apart from trekking, we are the sole agents for mountain climbing expeditions, white water rafting, wildlife safaris, cultural tours, bird watching tours as well as budget and group tours to Tibet and Bhutan
Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal.
Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements) He will be displaying our Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
Mountain Mart Treks & Expeditions is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure. With that in mind, we use a mixture of local buses and taxis, private mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and sometimes land cruisers for journeys into the mountains, to and from trekking points. The choice of vehicle will also depend on the size of your group. See the “Price Includes” section for your trek’s options. All vehicles are maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. We carefully omit to talk about he crazy, exciting, heart thumping driving that whips you from place to place.
Should you have special transport requests, please contact us.
We use standard rooms, as per our “Price Includes” section, in Kathmandu. We serve you lodge double room available in the route in sharing basis. This service provide as per trekking plan you purchased with us. Lodges are mostly in village, which allows you to buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. For Tea House (lodge) trekking you will get a double room, on shared basis, as per your trekking plan.
Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To condition yourself for trekking, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.
Hot showers will be available in some lodges at your own expense.
Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next.
There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception cannot be relied on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us should you need this service, which must be at your expense.
In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.
It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages.
Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person, in a group of 10 or more persons, to tip the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 for porter is recommended.
Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail.
All stuff what you have are not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Mountain Mart Trekking store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.
We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the prearranged day.
A valid Passport – which must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your arrival Nepal visa (which is payable only on USD cash) and trekking permits
Yes, our company insures all our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.
Whilst on a trek, our porters will take care of your luggage service as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 15kg of luggage per person, in a soft bag A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (30kg).All you need to carry is your small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, sun cream and sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.
Weather in the Himalayas is notoriously difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold while days are beautiful (and warm when the sun is out). Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in you pack each day.
Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher.
The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Whilst acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners.
We aim to do this by:
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request (with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.
Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities:
Trip Length :16 days
Activities :Trekking tour
Max Elevation :5106m/16751ft.Ganja La
Accommodation :Hotel/Guest House
Transportation :Bus/Land Cruiser
Best Month :February-May/September-December
Group Size :01 Minimum/12 Maximum