Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,106m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Drive in - Drive Out
Highlights
  • Opportunity to get scenic views and aesthetic vistas found in Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kanga, Yala Peak and Gaurishankar.
  • Reaching to the highest point of the trek i.e. at Ganja La Pass
  • Enjoyment with countless mountain views of the entire Himalayan region
  • Explore the culture of Helumbu village people and climb to Path Bhyangjyang as well as descend to Melamchi Khola.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek 15 Days Cost for 2023

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trekking, as the name implies, the entire trek route involves crossing the Langtang Valley to enter Helambu via Ganja La Pass. This is an adventurous trek and gives countless aesthetic vistas of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kanga, Yala Peak and Gaurishankar. Ganja La Pass is the highest point of the entire trek and it is at the height of 5122 meters.

One of the prime reasons, for which the trek has gained its huge popularity among trek lovers, is that it gives access to countless mountain views of the Himalayan region. The trek thus gives a culmination of rich customers, traditions and wilderness. Ganja La Pass is a challenging pass in Nepal.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek thus takes you to move from this mountain pass to go ahead in the southern direction from Langtang region. We further cross the pass to enter the route in Helambu that starts from Gyang. Helambu village excludes the feeling of Tibetan people and lets you to get views of green fields enclosed with stoned walls and yaks herds. Later on, we descend towards Melamchi Khola from Gyang before we climb to Path Bhyangjyang. Finally, we follow a down trek to reach to Sundarijal and in the end, go back to Kathmandu.

Best time to do Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

The Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek is best undertaken during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer the most favorable weather conditions for trekking in the Langtang region of Nepal. These seasons are characterized by stable weather, clear skies, and mild temperatures, making it another ideal time for this trek.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek during the autumn season promises an unforgettable adventure among best trekking conditions. During this period, the weather in the Langtang region of Nepal is stable and the skies are typically clear providing trekkers with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The moderate temperatures make comfortable days and cool nights, creating an ideal environment for trekking. Autumn is also characterized by the absence of the monsoon rains, minimizing the risk of landslides and ensuring more stable trail conditions. The trails come alive with vibrant colors as the landscapes transition into hues of golden brown and lush green. The Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek offers a unique cultural experience as well, with opportunities to interact with local communities and witness traditional festivities.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Trek to Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu during the winter season presents a unique but challenging experience in the Himalayan landscapes. Winter in the Langtang region is considered by colder temperatures, snow-covered trails, and a pristine, peaceful atmosphere. While the snow-capped views adds a magical touch to the trek, trekkers should be prepared for the harsher conditions that come with this season. The winter months bring a quieter and more private trekking experience with fewer fellow adventurers on the trail. The crisp, clear air offers stunning visibility, showcasing the snow-clad peaks of the Langtang Himalayan range. However, the higher altitudes and mountain passes including Ganja La Pass may be challenging to navigate due to collected snow, which requires proper equipment and experienced guides.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek in spring season (March- May)

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek during the spring season promises a spectacular journey through the Langtang region of Nepal. Spring is widely regarded as one of the best times for trekking in the Himalayas, offering a harmonious blend of favorable weather, blooming landscapes, and vibrant cultural experiences. During this period, the temperatures in the Langtang region are mild and pleasant, creating ideal conditions for trekking. The trails come alive with the breathtaking beauty of rhododendron forests in full bloom painting the hillsides with hues of red, pink, and white. The clear skies provide stunning views of the snow-capped peaks, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek during the monsoon season presents a set of challenges due to the heavy rainfall that characterizes this time of year in the Langtang region of Nepal. While the lush landscapes come alive during this period, offering a different kind of beauty, the trek is not typically recommended during the monsoon season. The monsoon brings intense and frequent rain, leading to slippery and muddy trails. Landslides and swollen rivers can pose safety hazards along the route. The reduced visibility can also limit the stunning mountain views that are a highlight of this trek during other seasons.

Important Notes during Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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                                Cost Details
                                Cost Includes
                                • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
                                • 2 night’s deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu –The Address Kathmandu Hotel or Gaju suite (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                                • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
                                • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
                                • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                                • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
                                • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi and Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu by drive.
                                • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                                • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
                                • 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).
                                • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                Cost Excludes
                                • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                • Your Travel insurance.
                                • Food while you are in Kathmandu
                                • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                                • Tips for the guide and porter.
                                Departure Dates
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                                Date PriceStatus 
                                Start DateThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateThursdayAug 08, 2024PricePriceUS$1000StatusStatusAvailable
                                Start DateTuesdayJul 30, 2024End DateTuesdayAug 13, 2024PricePriceUS$1000StatusStatusAvailable
                                Essential Information

                                Gears and Equipment during 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                                • Fleece jacket/pullover
                                • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                                • Down jacket
                                • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                                • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                                • Mittens/woolen gloves
                                • Warm Hiking socks
                                • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                                • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
                                • Sunglasses
                                • Trekking poles
                                • Day bag above 40 L
                                • Basic personal first aid kit

                                Accommodations during 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                Along the Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek, teahouses and lodges are the most common form of accommodation. These are basic mountain lodgings that provide a bed, blanket, and sometimes a pillow. They often have communal dining areas where trekkers can socialize, and they serve a variety of meals. The facilities are basic, with shared bathrooms.

                                Foods and Drinks during 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                During the 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek, you can expect a variety of local and international foods, although the options become more limited and basic as you ascend to higher altitudes. A traditional Nepali meal consisting of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat), and often served with vegetables, pickles, and sometimes meat or fish. Dal Bhat is a common and nutritious dish for trekkers. Nepali dumplings filled with meat or vegetables, often served with a dipping sauce. A noodle soup with vegetables or meat, influenced by Tibetan cuisine. Hot tea, especially varieties like masala chai or ginger tea, is widely available and a comforting choice in the cold weather. It's crucial to stay hydrated, so you should carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification methods. Boiled or filtered water is generally available in teahouses for a small fee.

                                Internet, Wi-Fi, hot water shower facilities during 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                During the 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek, facilities such as internet and Wi-Fi are available in lower-altitude villages, though the quality can vary, and there may be fees. As you ascend, especially towards Ganja La Pass, internet access becomes limited. Hot water showers are generally available in teahouses, often for an extra cost. However, in higher altitudes, the availability of both hot water and reliable internet may decrease.

                                Risks during 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                While the Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek is a rewarding and attractive journey, it's essential to be aware of potential risks and challenges that may arise during the 15 day trek. Some of the risks are mentioned below:

                                • Altitude sickness
                                • Weather conditions
                                • Trail difficulty
                                • Remote location
                                • Cultural sensitivity
                                • Logistical challenges
                                • Wildlife and Insects
                                • Communication and connectivity

                                Guides during 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                Hiring a guide for the 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek is highly recommended. Guides not only enhance safety but also provide invaluable insights into the region's culture and geography. They navigate the trail, assist with logistics, and offer information about the surroundings. Guides are crucial, especially in challenging sections like Ganja La Pass, ensuring trekkers make informed decisions based on weather and trail conditions. Their expertise adds to the overall trekking experience, allowing adventurers to immerse themselves in the Himalayan landscape while relying on the guidance and support of seasoned professionals.

                                ATM and money exchange facilities during 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                ATM and money exchange facilities are limited during the 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek. While some lower-altitude villages may have ATMs, it's advisable to carry sufficient Nepalese rupees from Kathmandu. Teahouses along the trek may accept cash payments, but credit cards are not widely accepted. As you ascend to higher altitudes, banking services become scarce, and it's essential to plan accordingly.

                                Can I join the Group on 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek?

                                Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offers 15 days group joining in Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Joining a group can provide a cost-sharing benefits. Not only that, you have opportunity of meeting new people from different nation and a chance of learning their culture. In comparison of trekking alone, trekking with groups can be more enjoyable and fun.

                                Can I book Private 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek?

                                Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek. Booking a private trek through us offers you more flexibility and allows you to customize various aspects of your trekking experience. Also, with a private trek, you have the freedom to customize the itinerary according to your desired pace, rest days, and specific places of interest. We can create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.

                                Why to do 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek?

                                The 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek is a captivating adventure that offers a countless of reasons to embark on this Himalayan journey. Stunning Scenery: The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush forests and terraced fields in lower altitudes to alpine meadows and high mountain passes. The Langtang Valley and Ganja La Pass offer breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and picturesque valleys. You will be encounter the unique culture and traditions of the Tamang and Sherpa communities living in the Langtang region. Visit ancient monasteries, observe traditional practices, and immerse yourself in the warmth of local hospitality. The Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek's 15 day itinerary allows for a comprehensive exploration of the region, providing a well-paced and immersive experience. It covers a variety of terrains and cultural highlights, making it a well-rounded adventure.

                                Why to do 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks?

                                Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services.

                                What is the Cost of the 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek?

                                The cost of 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 15 days adventurous and splendid Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu trekking package around $1000 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, accommodation, meals, guides and everything mentioned in the package.

                                Booking and Payment Policies of 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                If you want to book the 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                                Trip extension after 15 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek

                                Extending your trip after completing the 15 day Langtang Ganja La Pass Helambu Trek in Nepal can be a great idea to explore more of the country's diverse landscapes and cultural attractions. Here are some options you might consider:

                                • Everest Base Camp Trek
                                • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                                • Langtang Valley Trek
                                • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                                • Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
                                • Chitwan National Park with Tower Night Stay
                                • Bardia National Park Safari
                                • Rara Lake Trek
                                • Tansen and Palpa
                                • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                                • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                                • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                                • Gosainkunda Trek
                                • River Rafting
                                • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
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