Ganja La Peak

  • Trip Duration:
    17 Days
  • Trip Code:
  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate to Strenuous
  • No. of Pax:
    4 - 12
  • From
    $ 3000/person


Ganja La Peak (5,844) m is situated on the southern flank of Langtang region of Nepal. Its fine ridge provides us the climbing opportunity and from the summit, we will have spectacular scenery of Jugal Himal, Langsisa Ri and at Tibet’s side Mt. Shisapangma (8,035 m).
The normal route of ascent to Naya Kanga is via the north – East Ridge over a line on ice and snow. We pursue the route of Langtang trek up to Kyangjin (3,749 m) to ascend Naya Kanga. To the north above Kyangjin, there are several hills that provide both the magnificent views and acclimatization.

We continue following the trail to Ganja La climbing steeply through moraine. We leave Ganja La trail to climb steeply up yet more moraine to reach the eastern end of the glacier beneath the northeast face of Naya Kanga (Ganja La). We set up the high camp here for the ascent. We cross the glacier shelf to the foot of a shallow couloir heading to the north ridge. We climb the couloir to the notch and the base of the ridge. Then, we turn to the ice nose on the left, which is only the technical section of the climb. Now the ridge widens and leads to a small col. on the east-west summit ridge. The summit is only 30 m higher to the right. The climb near the summit should be done carefully. Normally, the ascent takes 5-7 hours from the high camp. For the return trek, we may follow Ganja La-Helambu route or Syabru Besi.


A popular trekking peak in Nepal, the summit offers a spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Langshisa Ri (6,370m), Mt. Pemthang Ri (6,836m), Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,425m), Mt. Pemthang Kapro Ri (6,830m) & Langtang II (6,571m) and Tibet’s highest Mt. Shisapangma (8,046m), trekking and climbing trip to Ganja-La Chuli Peak is an opportunity to experience the authentic culture of Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists in the Langtang region, the peak highly demands technical expertise


This trip-itinerary is just a guideline which we normally follow. But, unforeseen events such as sudden change in mountain weather, local politics, flight cancellation etc, is beyond the control of Trek Himalayan and could be resulted in delay or added some more days. It is very unlikely to have such circumstances occur during the trip but our effort is to minimize its effects, as much as it is possible. However, our company is not responsible for the result of delays or changes. We request you to be flexible with the situation and co-operate us.

  • Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. Then, you will visit ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Sybrubesi. The first part of your trip we will drive up to Trishuli Bazaar smoothly. Then, the path moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the road is sometimes blocked due to landslides. Stay overnight at lodge in Sybrubesi.

  • Today, the first part of the trail crosses through the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterwards, we gently ascend to Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo (1960m) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. We will have our lunch at this place. At the end the trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Overnight at lodge.

  • From Lama Hotel, we continue gently ascending above the Langtang Khola. As the trail proceeds, it becomes steeper. From time and again we can have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 m. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 2992m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages showcasing water-driven mills and prayer wheels. On descending for a while, we arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching to the height 3430 m. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc. Overnight at lodge.

  • The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Overnight at lodge

  • This is a day to rest and relax. There are several worthwhile excursions up to the glaciers. The valley is in the midst of exceptionally rugged and beautiful mountain ranges, ringed with glaciers, snowfalls and huge moraines. Overnight at lodge

  • We trek 6hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Naya Kanga Base Camp (4400 m). Overnight at camp

  • We trek from Ganja La (Naya Kanga) Base Camp to Ganja La (Naya Kanga) High Camp (5000 m). Overnight at camp

  • We wake up early in the morning (at 3 am), take some tea, coffee and light breakfast then summit Naya Kanga Peak (5844 m); we will climb down to the Base Camp.

  • Extra Day! Reserved if weather persist to unfavorable…

  • Being responsible this the most important task of the day!

  • Today on your way back you will visit the monastery and the cheese factory. Overnight at lodge

  • After breakfast we take a route back to Lama Hotel following the same trail that we had retraced before climbing to Ganja La (Naya Kanga) Peak. We stop briefly for lunch on the way and thereafter continue our walk down to Lama Hotel.

  • After breakfast at Lama Hotel we set off for Syabru Besi where our vehicle will be waiting for us. The route to Syabru besi is rough and some time in monsoon the landslide blocks the road.

  • We drive back to Kathmandu through the endless terraces of lowland Nepal, the 7 hour drive get back us to the buzz and bustle of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Or, you may do your last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives.

  • Our representative will transfer you to the International Airport foe your onward journey…

Trip Map:


What is included

  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by English speaking city guide
  • 04 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing  B/B basis
  • 08 nights tea house on BB plan during the trek
  • 04 nights Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) on climbing period
  • Langtang National Park Permit Fee
  • TIMS
  • Drive: Kathmandu – Syabrubeshi – Kathmandu (Jeep 4WD/Mini Bus/Bus)
  • An English speaking guide
  • Climbing Sherpa: 4 climber clients equal to 1 Climbing
  • High altitude porters clothing and equipment
  • Staff: Insurance, Wages & Climbing Sherpa Equipment

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup (if you have not booked this facility in advance)
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Garbage deposited US $ 250/-
  • Peak climbing permit Fee (as per seasons)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & on tea house during the trek
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal climbing insurance
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including drinking water), laundry
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Ganja La Peak 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

Trip Code
Arrival Date
Departure Date
Oct 05, 2024
Oct 22, 2024
seats left 16
$ 3000/ person
Oct 12, 2024
Oct 29, 2024
seats left 16
$ 3000/ person
Oct 19, 2024
Nov 05, 2024
seats left 14
$ 3000/ person

Nitty Gritty

  • Climbing Region: Langtang, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 8 Days
  • Camping: 04 nights Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during Climbing period
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 Nights – BB Plan
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Peak climbing  + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Comfortable vehicle, as per group size
  • Peak Permit: Fee shall be collected upon arrival in Kathmandu
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation: Basic Clean Hotels in Kathmandu & Basic Clean Lodges (tea-houses) on trek & Full board Camping
  • Meals: Only breakfast in Kathmandu & trekking period. Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the camping in climbing period
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No. of Pax: 4 to 12
  • Maximum elevation: 5844 m. / 19173 ft.
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: An English speaking guide, Climbing Sherpa, Porter Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)
  • Porter Guidelines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.
  • Local Climbing Sherpa: 1:4 pax, 2:8 pax, 3:12 pax

Deposit fee of Garbage will not be refunded if the clients (climbers) do not take back their garbage to Kathmandu.

General Information

  • Nepal Visa

    All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, and Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph.
    * Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

    Your trip preparation

    This climbing requires a bit mountaineering experience and equally needs to be physically fit. If you are fit enough and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy both trekking and peak climbing. This program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and to protect you from high altitude sickness. However, you are requested to check your health, altitude fitness before the trip begins. We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents.


    Compared to expedition peaks, the regulations pertaining to trekking peaks are relatively simple. A permit is required, which is issued by the NMA upon payment of a royalty fee. Generally, Trek Himalayan will arrange the trekking peak permit within 24 hours.


    Preparation for climbing a trekking peak is far simpler than for an expedition. The climbing period for most of the trekking peaks rarely exceeds more than a few days so large amounts of base camp equipment are not usually required. Also, due to their relatively low altitude, the amount of climbing equipment required is proportionally less. In general, preparation for climbing a trekking peak is little different from preparing for a trek.


    The lower altitude of a trekking peaks means that the ascent on some of them is possible during the winter season as well as during the spring and autumn.

    Peak Permit/Garbage Fee

    US$ 250 per person. This permit fee will be collected upon arrival in Kathmandu. The Permit Fee is variable as per the policy of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association)
    US$ 250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposit. The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA. (Deposit fee of Garbage will not be refunded if the clients (climbers) do not take back their garbage to Kathmandu.)

    Pre-Trip Meeting

    On arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our pre-booked hotel if you have booked this facility at the time of booking this trip or directly meet you at pre-booked hotel. There won’t be any activity on this day. We will host a pre-trip meeting at the hotel lobby on the 2nd day of your itinerary in the evening. It will be an opportunity for you to meet your trekking guide and introduce each other. The guide will brief you about the trek and check your gear to ensure the smooth running of your trekking/climbing trip.
    Tea House Lodge Trek
    All accommodations will be on a twin sharing basis during the trek in family-run tea-house (lodge), with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. We recommend you to use your own sleeping bag.


    Trek Himalayan Nepal generally do not offer meals in the trip. There is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Our groups can eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your trekking guide will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip.

    Food items

    Most lodges/tea houses offer muesli, porridge, Pancakes, bread with jam or eggs, fried eggs on toast, tea/coffee in breakfast and in dinner typical Nepalese dal, bhat, lentil soup and Sherpa/Tibetan cuisines and western food.
    Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited.

    Bathroom facilities

    Most lodges offer hot showers and a bucket of hot water with extra cost. Above High Level places we find many western toilets and in some places there are usually just the Asian squat type toilets.

    Full Board Camping Trek & Meals

    All accommodations will be on a twin sharing tents. We recommend you to use your own sleeping bag. During the camping trek we offer muesli, porridges, Pancakes, bread with jam or eggs, fried eggs on toast, tea/coffee in breakfast and in dinner dal, bhat, lentil soup and other cuisine.

    Small Groups

    Small groups provide a more intimate atmosphere allowing you to get to know your Sherpa guide better and to develop lifelong friendships. Therefore, the maximum group size for this trip is 12 people. The minimum is 4 people.

    Team Leader, Guide and Crew

    Our team leader and crew come from different parts of Nepal with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, but we all share our valuable experience, accept each other beliefs and work together to give our clients the best experience in Nepal. Whatever the ethical background they belong to, differ in sex or age, all members of our team work together as a family that makes us what we are.

    A Typical Trekking Day

    At 6.30 am your guide knocks on your door and greets with a cup of tea. Then it’s time to have breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today’s trekking for the next three to four hours then stop for an hour at pleasant spot along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Afterward, walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. Pack of games can be an asset to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it’s time to bed for a well-deserved night.

    Weather and Temperature

    During the trek temperatures in the morning and evening are very cold while the afternoon is sunny and warm. Temperature is recorded from 150C to 200 C (590 F to 680 F) in the day time. At night the wind is the most chilling factor, and can be quite variable, with everything from a flat calm, to brisk at base camp. There may be snow, rain, blowing dust, heat, and bright sunshine. It is slightly chillier during April trip than in May or October. You feel very cold in the early morning and sometimes it may be windy. In the spring rhododendrons bloom and mountain slopes are covered with colorful flowers.

    Possible Mountain Views from the Summit

    Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna Himal II & IV, Machhapuchre, Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Yubra Himal, Yala Peak & many other attractive snow-capped peaks.

    Walking & Climbing Grade (Moderate to Strenuous):

    This trekking and peak climbing combined trip should be undertaken by those with some previous mountain walking experience. While trekking they ascend to altitudes of up to 5500 m and eventually summit the peak (ultimate goal of the trip). For climbing the small peak it is necessary to camp at base camp and require a few supporting staff with camping equipment. You will cross 1 or 2 high passes before reaching the Base Camp and summit the peak.

    Altitude Sickness in the Mountain:

    While trekking and climbing in the high altitude there is always a possibility of mild to serious problems related to altitude sickness. If the trekkers and climbers feel uneasiness in the mountain, it indicates that they are slowly affected by altitude sickness. In this situation they should walk down to lower elevation as soon as possible. The basic symptoms of the altitude sickness are as follows:

    Basic Symptoms:

    • Loss of appetite
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Difficult to pass urine

    Medium Symptoms:

    • Severe Headache
    • Irregular breathing
    • Nausea

    (IV) Mild weakness

    Serious Symptoms:

    (I) Slight swelling of hands and face

    • Cannot stand upright while eyes are closed
    • Can hear gurgling sound in the chest (IV) Drowsiness

    Preventive Measures of Altitude Mountain Sickness

    • Stop further ascent
    •  Descend immediately; at least 500 m (do not wait for daylight or a helicopter)
    •  Drink plenty of fluids at least 3-4 liters per day
    •  Stop for a rest/ acclimatization day every 1000 m or every 3 days
    •  Diamox (250 mg) should be taken twice a day


    Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take out a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. Please send us the following details such as your full name, policy number and the insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number prior to departure. We also strongly recommend that your policy must cover personal liability, flight/trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

    Climbing Insurance:

    We strongly recommend you to have High Altitude (above 3000 meters) Insurance that covers all unseen incidents during the climb.

    Rescue/ Evacuations

    Though we hope for the best trip, you sometimes might be in need of rescue or evacuation in case of a serious sickness or a personal prolonged health issue. During such emergency you will be rescued by a helicopter. You are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation services. We request you to make sure when you purchase insurance from your country that your policy must cover these expenses or you should remain prepared to pay or sign on Helicopter Evacuation Form before you get on the Helicopter.

    A Typical Trekking Day

    At 6.30 am your guide knocks on your door and greets with a cup of tea. Then it’s time to have breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today’s trekking for the next three to four hours then stop for an hour at pleasant spot along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Afterward, walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. Pack of games can be an asset to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it’s time to bed for a well-deserved night.

    Money Exchange

    We recommend you to exchange at least USD 450 for meals during the tea house/lodge trek.


    We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Many hotels in Nepal have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

    Climbing Safety

    Safety has always been Trek Himalayan’s top priority and we strive to create the safest mountain experience possible. Our experienced team of guides and Sherpa always focus on the successful climb without compromising safety. Our guides and staff are highly trained in emergency mountain medicine and work to maintain our strict standards of safety. Our camps are stocked with comprehensive medical kits and we have two Gamow bags on the mountain throughout the expedition.

    When problems arise on the mountain away from medical facilities, the level of training and experience Trek Himalayan guides have makes them some of the most sought-after guides in the profession. Careful planning and vigilant care are taken as we venture into high altitudes. Our well-planned use of climbing oxygen dramatically improves a climber’s chance of success in 8,000 high mountains. Our supply of oxygen is well stocked and designed to meet any climber’s anticipated, and unanticipated, needs.

    Porter Welfare

    Many trekking porters come from villages. They live hard and frugal lives and work to carry heavy loads using the traditional ‘doko’ (the bamboo latis basket supported from the forehead). Heights up to 3,500m are part of everyday life and they resist wearing what they consider to be unnecessary personal equipment. Above that altitude, Trek Himalayan urges them the use of kit suited to the varying levels of more extreme conditions. It’s an incredible job that they do and we really appreciate their working nature and try to reward accordingly.

    Trekking Equipment

    Here are some recommended Equipment’s List for trekking in Everest region

    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions)
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Footwear Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Money belt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cell phone, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket
    • Down Jacket

    Note: It is possible to buy or rent the above gear in Kathmandu

    Climbing Equipment

    • 1 pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
    • 1 pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
    • 1 Alpine climbing harness
    • 1 Mountaineering an axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
    • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
    • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide is a good option)
    • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
    • 2 Non-locking carabiners
    • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
    • Neck gaiter
    • Climbing Helmet


    4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
    Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary)
    Down jacket (that suits high altitude weather condition)

    Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

    Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat)
    Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
    Sunglasses with 100% UV protection
    Neck warmer


    Liner gloves
    Heavier shell gloves
    Core Body

    T-shirts (2)

    Lightweight expedition thermal tops
    Fleece jacket or pullover
    Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
    Synthetic sports bras (for women)

    Lower Body – Legs

    Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
    Nylon hiking shorts
    Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
    Water/windproof trousers
    Casual pants


    Liner socks
    Heavyweight socks
    Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
    Light shoes/sneakers
    Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

    Note: Above equipment are available for Rent. If you want to rent these equipment, please contact us. 


  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. At least, you need to spend one or two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trekking trip. We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget.
  • May, June, July, August, September, October, are the best seasons for peak climbing in Nepal.
  • It is not necessary that you have to join a group. We can make private trip departures for peak climbing any day upon your request and suitable time. You can set your own departure schedule and begin the trip without joining other group
  • Yes, at first, Trek Himalayan airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. You will be introduced to climbing Sherpa and briefed about the trip at the hotel lobby.
  • Yes, in most of the places you can charge batteries while on trip (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
  • There are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions:- Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Short excursion to Nagarkot / Dhulikhel, Meditation & Spa/Yoga, Bungee Jump, Everest Flight (Mountain Flight)...
  • Tipping is a tradition in tourism in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. We highly suggest you to allow approximately USD 5-6 per person per day for our trekking staff. But, tipping amount is not applied for western tour leader
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