Helambu Via Ganja La Trek
Pass trek starts from Sybru Bensi, 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.). Some 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 are a small Buddhist monastary and
a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss
Association for Technical Assistance. When you
are crossing the pass there are spectacular views
of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks beyond.
Much of this route is spent above 3,000m (10,000ft)
.The highest point of this trek is Ganjala Pass
(5,122m ). On the very pass of Ganjala , the last
few 100m trail is precarious so we use a rope
there for safety, though the utmost care is enoughrs.
The descent from the pass is on a steep slope
for over 1 km which requires good care again.
But the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable.
As there are no lodges and no settlements for
three days along the way, the group should be
well equipped with enough food.
Total Days :
Itinerary of Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
||Katmandu - Dhunche
(1950m) by bus.
||Dhunche - Syabru (2130m) in
This is a fine day of trekking,
which traverses fir tree and rhododendron
forests towards a ridge (2300m).
From here we get a panoramic view
all the way from Ganesh Himal
in the west to Naya Kanga in the
east and the Tibetan snowy summits.
The trail drops steeply down towards
the Bothe Khosi river towards
Syabru, which is a busy village
with its houses laid out in single
file down the hillside. Sherpas
and Tamangs farm this area.
||Syabru - Lama Hotel
(2390m) in 5hrs.
Following a high trail, we pass
through terraces and bamboo massifs.
We cross Syarpagaon to continue
through a fine forest, alive with
birds and the occasional troupe
of monkeys. After crossing the
Langtang Khola, we start the ascent
of the valley and soon reach the
shepherds’ huts that are
||Lama Hotel - Langtang
(3520m) in 5hrs.
We now have a spectacular view
of the Langtang Lirung (7246m).
After a steep climb through the
Langtang gorge, the ascent eases
and the valley widens out into
an area of yak meadows and rhododendrons.
Further up, we reach Langtang,
populated by Tibetans.
||Langtang - Kyangin Gompa
(3850m) in 3hrs.
An easy and pleasant walk through
yak meadows. The village is spectacularly
situated in a glacial amphitheatre
dominated by high peaks. An excellent
base for shorter walks towards
the Langtang Lirung glacier, eastwards
to Lagshisa glacier or a tougher
ascent of the northern flank of
the valley towards Yala Peak.
||Rest day or Kyangin Ri (4770m)
or Tsergo Ri (4980m) ascent.
With one or two extra days, we
can organize the Yala Peak (5500m)
or Tsergo Peak (5750m) ascent.
||Kyangin Gompa - Ngegang (4100m)
Climb up through a rhododendron
forest and junipers towards the
Ngegang yak pastures.
||Ngegang - Ganja La (5121m) -
Keldang (4300m) in 5hrs.
The ascent to the pass is quite
tricky, following streams at first,
and continuing over snow and rocks.
We scramble the last 100 meters
on a steep and snowy slope. The
pass offers an impressive panoramic
view of the Langtang Lirung and
the snowy summits of the Tibetan
boarder, amongst which rises the
Shisha Pangma (8013m). Then the
trail plunges steeply over moraines.
||Keldang - Dukpu (4020m) in 6hrs.
Ascents give way to descents along
the ridge trail.
||Dukpu - Tarke Ghyang (2560m)
We reach a pass towering at 4080
meters, offering a great view
over the Himalayas. We now start
our descent towards Helambu through
fir tree and rhododendron forests.
||Tarke Ghyang - Sermathang (2620m)
The ridge trail criss-crosses
streams and waterfalls, and offers
open views in all directions with
the southern foothills of Nepal
fading towards the plains of India.
||Sermathang - Melamchi Pul (890m)
A knee-wobbling journey as we
lose altitude quickly, descending
to the Melamchi Kola river.
||Melamchi Pul - Katmandu (5h)
- Standard Hotel accommodation
on BB Basis,
- Essential permit, fees
and climbing permit,
- Ground & Air Transportation
- Sight seeing and Airport
- Camping Equipment: Trekking
tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet
Tent, Table and Chairs, Mattresses during
the Trekking Period.
- Food: Food for Trekking
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Staff: 1 Guide, 1 Cook,
1 Kitchen, & necessary porters.
- Personal equipment for
- Travel insurance, evacuation
and rescue flight
- Sleeping bag
- Personal nature of expenses
- Tipping (Tips)
- Bar bills & beverage