About Ganja La Pass Trek
The Ganja La Pass Trekking lies in the culturally and naturally rich Langtang region, northeast from Kathmandu Valley. This trek is quite difficult than the classic regular trek of the Langtang Valley. And this trek is done by few tourists compared to the other treks of the Langtang region as it was introduced quite late than the others.
The trek to Ganja La Pass begins with the 7-9 hours scenic drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The trek follows the same route of the classic Langtang Valley Trek until Kyangin Gompa passing through the dense Rhododendron, Bamboo and Pine forest, beautiful villages, chortens, monasteries, mani walls, etc with beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. From there, we will take the route to the Helambu region via the traverse of Ganja La Pass (5130 M) while trekking through the less explored parts of the Langtang region. If the weather is clear, then from the top of the Ganja-La Pass (5130 M), we will get to witness panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges from the Annapurna range in the far west to Langtang Lirung (7227 M), Shisha Pangma (8013M) into the north in Tibet, and on towards the east Langpogang (6733 M) or Jugal Himal (6535 M). Similarly, views to the south include Naya Khang (5846 M). For 3 nights between Kyanjin Gompa and Tarkegyang, we will have tented accommodation as there are no settlements. Then after reaching Tarkegyang, we will join the Helambu Trail. And trekking through the beautiful villages of the Hyolmo people, we will finally end the trek at Melamchi.