Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek

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Trip Highlights

  • Providing an opportunity to experience the rich Tamang culture and traditions.
  • The trail offers stunning views of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and other snow-capped peaks.
  • The trail passes by natural hot springs in Tatopani, allowing trekkers to relax and rejuvenate after a day of trekking.

Trip Facts

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Best Season
Mar – May and Oct – Dec
B & B
As your request
Private vehicle

Trip Overview

Ganja La Pass Trek, a popular trek in the Langtang Region, is located in the western part of Nepal. It is one of the most difficult trekking paths in Nepal hence it requires special equipments, well-experienced guides, porters, and trekkers with great physical stamina previous experience.

Langtang Ganjala Pass trekking routes conducts after a long scenic drive from Kathamndu to Sybru Bensi and ends at Melamchi Pul Bazar. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyanching Gompa (3,049.). Approximately 5 km to the south of Kyanching Gompa are the peaks of Naya Kanga (5,846m) and to the south east, Ponggen Dopku (5,930m). Kyanching Gompa is surrounded by Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m) on the west, Yala peak on the north, Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Urkeinmang(6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo on the north-east. In Kyanjing Gompa there is a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance.

Although the Langtang valley to Ganja La Pass trekking is a physically demanding endeavour, those who are willing to venture into this relatively unexplored area of the Himalayas will be rewarded with scenic vistas that are simply ravishing! The experienced staff at Asian Journey Treks will provide you with all of the information and guidance you need to begin preparing for this remarkable journey!

Outline Itineary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 03: Scenic drive to Syabrubesi (1462m.)
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m.)
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.)
Day 06: Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m.)
Day 07: exploration of the Kyanjin Gompa
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Ganja La phedi (4300m.)
Day 09: Cross the Ganja La pass (5122m.) to Keldang
Day 10: Keldang to Yak Kharka (4000m.)
Day 11: Yak Kharka to Tarke Gyang (2,590m.)
Day 12: Rest Day
Day 13: Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2610m.)
Day 14: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure

Essential Information


The entire Langtang trek route, including all the intermediary stops, falls within the Langtang National park Area Project. This initiative is dedicated to preserving the diverse flora and fauna indigenous to the region. To traverse this area, you are required to obtain an ACAP permit.

Permit Costs:

  • For foreigners: NPR 3000 (Approx. $30)
  • For SAARC Nationals: NPR 1000 (Approx. $10)

In addition to the Langtang permit, a TIMS card is essential for LangtangTrekking. TIMS, which stands for Trekkers Information Management System, plays a crucial role in tracking trekkers during their journey. Security personnel use TIMS cards to access information about your identity and location. Both of these permits can be acquired in Kathmandu, and your trekking agent can assist you in the process.


The choice of ground transportation for the Langtang trek is contingent on your group size. For groups of 1-3 individuals, a car will be arranged for your journey. Meanwhile, groups comprising 4-7 people will be provided with a hired jeep. Private vehicles will be reserved specifically for the segments from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi.

Best Time to visit

Out of the 12 months in the year, three particular periods offer an exceptional weather window for trekking in Nepal. The first is during spring, which spans from March to May, making it the most preferred time for Poonhill trekking. Another ideal trekking season is autumn, lasting from the end of September to mid-December. Winter, occurring from December to February, also presents favorable conditions for trekking.

Conversely, the summer months (June to August) constitute the monsoon season in Nepal, characterized by heavy rainfall. While trekking is still possible during this time, occasional rain showers can make the trail slippery and obstruct panoramic Himalayan views. The most favorable weather conditions for the Langtang trek are experienced during autumn (September to December) and spring (March to May). Nonetheless, trekking in winter is feasible, albeit with extremely low temperatures. For those venturing during the winter months, it is recommended to carry warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag for the colder nights.

Package included on

  • Trekking Permit for your related trip
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Professional English speaking guide with porter, 2 trekkers for 1 porter (1 porter carries 20-25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Bus tickets (Tourist Bus or Public Bus)

Package does not included on

  • All bar bills during the trek [soft, hot & alcoholic drinks]
  • Private vehicle for the long drive
  • Tips for staff (Guide, Driver & Porter)
  • Hotel accommodation Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses.

Day by Day Itinerary

After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Leisure Aim Travels & Tours will pick up and transfer you to a hotel. In the evening, you will be served a special dinner which reverses Nepali food, culture and tradition. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After taking your breakfast, you would have driven for sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will have a remarkable sightseeing tour to the Heritage sites declared by UNESCO. You will have a memorable trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight in kathmandu.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a cultural trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal, offering a unique blend of cultural experiences and scenic beauty. It passes through traditional Tamang villages and is a less-traveled alternative to other popular trekking routes.

The Tamang Heritage Trail typically takes around 7 to 10 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and trekker’s pace. The trek includes visits to various Tamang villages and cultural sites.

Similar to other treks in the Langtang region, the best times to trek the Tamang Heritage Trail are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer favorable weather and clear views.

Trekkers can experience the rich Tamang culture, including traditional dances, festivals, and interactions with friendly locals. The trail passes through ancient monasteries and offers insights into the daily lives of Tamang families.

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