Langtang Region, Trekking, Peak ClimbingModerate, Hard, Strenous

Ganjala Pass and Nayakang Peak

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Quick Inquiry
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Hard, Strenous
  • Total Duration:17
  • Ganjala Pass and Nayakang Peak:North to Kathmandu 35 km
  • Inn /Out:Flight or Overland
  • Trek days:7 Days to 28 Days
  • Elevation Starts from:1400m
  • Maximum elevation:Helambu 3600m, Ganjala Pass 5200m, Kyangjin Ri (4700m)
  • Indicated times:Approx. 5-7 hrs
  • Destination:Ganjala pass, Naya Kang Base camp
  • Itinerary type:Fixed / Customized
  • Geography:Countryside / Small town, Glaciers & cold places, Mountains
  • Special interest:Cultural, Environmental education, Family travel, Nature cruises, Photography, single tour and senior tours, religious/ Spiritual
  • Departure Date:Any time throughout the year except June July

Ganjala Pass Trek with Nayakang Peak is one of the most exciting treks suitable for those seeking for short stay. It is located in Langtang trekking route that offers a multitude of trekking destinations. Despite being so close to Kathmandu in the north, it is rather still untouched and unexploited trekking route.

Easy to plan and execute in a weeklong stay, the trek to Ganjala pass trek with Nayakang peak offers ample of wilderness and adventurous experiences. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at comfortably low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5,200 m). The pass itself is not easy. During autumn and spring, the pass opens for trekkers.

You will be able to experience the purest side that nature offers. The trek to Helambu region opens up the gateway to the unprecedented kingdom of the great Himalayas filled with rich natural beauties, majestic waterfalls, mesmerizing diverse landscapes, deep forests of bamboos, oak and blooming rhododendrons that also provide shelter to old villages rich in culture, beautiful paddy terraces and numerous monasteries and full of welcoming smiles.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day-01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day-02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and preparation for trek.
  • Day-03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1466m.) 8 hrs
  • Day-04: Syabrubensi - Lama Hotel (2470m.) 5 hrs
  • Day-05: Lama Hotel - Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela. 6 hrs
  • Day-06: Langtang - Kyangjin (3870m.) 3hrs
  • Day-07: Acclimatized day at Kyangjin Gompa with wonderful excursion in around.
  • Day-08: Kenjing Gompa - Yak Kharka (4430m.) 5 hrs
  • Day-09: Yak Kharka - Naya Kang High Camp (4960m.) 4 hrs
  • Day-10: Another acclimatized day for your summit.
  • Day-11: Summit Naya Kang peak (5844m) and climb back to High Camp steep site for the overnight.
  • Day-12: Extra day incase of bad weather and physical/health problems etc.
  • Day-13: Steep Camp site – Yangri Kharka(4423m) 6 hours.
  • Day-14: Yangri Kharka – Dhukpa(4055m) 6 hours.
  • Day-15: Dhukpa – Tarkeghyang(2780m) 7 hours.
  • Day-16: Tarkeghyang – Shermathang(2590m) 4 hours.
  • Day-17: Drive back to Kathmandu by Land cruiser and it takes about 4 hours drive and finally end of your trek.
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Detail Itinerary

Day-01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day-02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and preparation for trek.
Day-03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1466m.) 8 hrs

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser.

Day-04: Syabrubensi - Lama Hotel (2470m.) 5 hrs

The trail ascends along the Langtang River to main street and then reach to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again aescends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, your trek again ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. In route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provides the trekker supplies.

Day-05: Lama Hotel - Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela. 6 hrs

As you continue climbing there are glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail rises from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds.

Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style.

Day-06: Langtang - Kyangjin (3870m.) 3hrs

After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunchtime allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on.

Day-07: Acclimatized day at Kyangjin Gompa with wonderful excursion in around.

This is the day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m), directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Day-08: Kenjing Gompa - Yak Kharka (4430m.) 5 hrs

After descending for about twenty minutes you cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and then the trail moves uphill all the way to yak Kharka. On both sides of your path you find juniper shrubs. You can enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung and Langtang Lirung glacier. Tonight, we have to settle sleeping tents because, we left tea house facilities for couple of nights from Kenjing Gompa.

Day-09: Yak Kharka - Naya Kang High Camp (4960m.) 4 hrs

The trail is steep ascent until you reach High Camp. You trek along the rocky and icy glacier. This day also you can enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung, Tserko ri, Ganchenpo peak, Kibgyu Ri, Yansi Tsenji peak and few others.

Day-10: Another acclimatized day for your summit.

It is necessary to have rest day because your Guide and team have to share and teach also learn each other for your climbing and its’ technic which will make easier to the summit.

Day-11: Summit Naya Kang peak (5844m) and climb back to High Camp steep site for the overnight.

This is the longest day for you because of summit day. We have to prepare for the packed lunch with enough drinks for the summit and process to leave your camp 2 in the morning. Your Guide will prepare your all necessary gears and foods also drinks to the summit.

Day-12: Extra day incase of bad weather and physical/health problems etc.
Day-13: Steep Camp site – Yangri Kharka(4423m) 6 hours.

This is the scary down pass you’re your summit and have to be careful to steps and posters have to safe for the trek down. The guide will take care of fixing the rope to pass our porters. If already snow then we every crew needed special boots with crampons to the pass.

Day-14: Yangri Kharka – Dhukpa(4055m) 6 hours.

Downhills with wonderful landscapes of the high Himalaya deserts in this region. Huge drylands will have some beautiful landscapes with wonderful views of the east-parts of the Himalayas from the trip.

Day-15: Dhukpa – Tarkeghyang(2780m) 7 hours.

Trek down to Tarkeghyang village and it is the very traditional village for Helambu people called Whulmu and they will welcome you as special Guest and part of their family. This is the popular trekking region of Helambu and we don’t need to use our Tents and can use Teahouse for the accommodation. We can use bathrooms for your baths and washing.

Day-16: Tarkeghyang – Shermathang(2590m) 4 hours.

This is another wonderful and historical town of the Helambu and culturally very important and beautiful place of the trip. We can see very nice views and long valley views for the lifetime memorable. There are several Gompas and tsortens of Buddhist monuments and we will feel very special to the participants as the guest with locals.

Day-17: Drive back to Kathmandu by Land cruiser and it takes about 4 hours drive and finally end of your trek.

Note: Trekking itinerary can be changed as per the different situation and clients interest.

Cost Includes

  • All Surface regular and local Bus Transportation.
  • 3 times, delicious/standard foods except for Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks,
  • Standard hotel/Guest house/Lodge and Tents accommodation as per possibilities will be provided during the trek.
  • Be sure I will provide you the accommodation with well quality of well facilities.
  • Climbing Permit fee US$250 per person and conservation Fees
  • All Local Taxes.
  • Our Sincere Guide service.
  • Kind and honest porters numbers of necessary.
  • Salary for the guide & porters.
  • Food for guide & porters.
  • Accommodation for Guide & porters.
  • Insurance for guide & porters.
  • Overland Transportation for Guide & porters.

Cost Excludes

  • Foods and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverages and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
  • Needful clothes.
  • Sudden rescue Charge, If in case
    (Maximum 6000 U.S Dollar Travel Insurance will be enough)
  • Clinical treatment and drugs.
  • Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters after your trek
  • Private Van and Land Cruiser services

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,


WanLing ,

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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