Langtang Ganja la Pass trekking is one of the demanding trekking from entire Langtang Himalayan region in Nepal. The trek to Langtang Ganja la Pass start from Syabru Besi by flowing along the way to Langtang Valley trek until to Kyanjin Gumpa through Tibetan influence villages and peoples, Lush Valley forest includes deciduous Oak, Maple, Pine and various types of Rhododendron, Wildlife includes Himalayan black bear, the mountain goat Himalayan tahr and Rhesus monkeys, surrounded panoramic mountain view of Langtang Lirung (7225m), Ganesh Himal (7406m), Naya Kang (5844m), Ganchempo (6387m) and Yala Peak (5500m), scenic Mountain Views point; Kyannjing Ri and Tserko Ri, Glacial moraines to Glacier and to the Langtang base camp. After Kyanjin Gumpa trail descent to Langtang River and after crossing ascend to the Ganja la Base camp (4460m) to Ganjala High Camp (4960m)and Ganjala Pass (5130m) through exploring stunning mountains view of Langtang Himalayan region and Tibetan Himalayan range as a Langtang Lirung (7225m), Naya Kang (5844m), Ganchempo (6387m), Yala Peak (5500m), Shisha Pangma (8013m). Before 200m to the top, Trail is precarious. Therefore we use a rope to get the top and for making a memorial safe trip. After Ganja la Pass trail goes long descend to a camp side to Yangri Kharka to Dhukpu Kharka to Helambu trail and end at Melamchi Bazaar through crossing Naya Kang glacier, rocky Cranes, several small passes, rocky stairs with lots of up and down, alpine forest, waterfall, a splendid Buddhist monastery and trace fields.
Langtang Ganja la Pass trekking gives you totally wilderness adventure experience in Langtang Himalayan. Most of part of Langtang Ganja la Pass is tea house trekking, but after Kyanjin Gumpa to Tarkeghyang. We must do camping trek because this trek is semi-camping trekking, it needs well-camping crew and trekking staffs for several days.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this list as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of the trip, and season of the trip. We can find a variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. The majority of the gears which are for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.
Many of the personal climbing gears can be hired in the base camp as well, however, the quality of equipment at base camp can be not as high as those found in Kathmandu to hire. Further, it will be better to remember that at the start of the trek, apart from our day pack, our luggage that will be carried by porters. Since luggage has weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
- Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles
- Water bottle (2) or camel bag
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
- Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
- 1 medium sized quick-drying towel
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Antibacterial hands wash
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guidebook
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble.
Two nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by bus.
All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
All government taxes.
Excess baggage charges with domestic flight.
Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
Tips for the trekking crew.
Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.