Ganesh Himal Trek Highlights
- Soulful Hospitality of Chettry, Gurung and Tamang community.
- Astonishing view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang mountain range.
- Highlander pass at the altitude of 4100m.
- Breathtaking view of terrace farms, scintillating waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
- Beautiful monasteries, chortens and temples.
- 526 species of plants and 300 species of birds and animals
Ganesh Himal Trek
Ganesh Himal trek is popularly known as holy mountain trek as this trekking is connected with ancient Hindu mythology. The worthy roller coaster ride takes you to lush forests, diverse topography, and amazing Tamang culture. Ganesh Himal lies at close proximity with the capital city making it short and near trek.
This trek offers the chance to see different vegetation in single day, ranging from sub-tropical vegetation region to alpine vegetation region. Moreover, peculiar culture, soulful hospitality of Tamang people adds more to your trekking experience.
In case you are wandering, then meaning of “Ganesh” is the Hindu lord whose head was similar to that of elephant. The Ganesh Himal resembles elephant, therefore known as Ganesh Himal. Ganesh Range peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV), forms crystal like formation, thus creating “Great Himalayan Chain”. This trek awards you that captivating experience of setting your foot into vibrant lively villages, mountains and landscape. You will be witnessing 526 species of plants and 300 species of birds and animals. The exotic animals like Himalayan Thar, Gaur, Musk deers and monkeys is in this trekking area. The region is ultimate paradise as 40 species of orchid is in the region. Then there is beautiful blooming rhododendron, stunningly beautiful lakes and waterfalls.
The trekking in the region commences from Betrawati, 3.5 hrs drive from Kathmandu valley. In the course of trekking, you will have spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Buddha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa and other mountains. But that’s not all; there is another sight not to be missed. Once you cross Singa-La Pass you will be witnessing jaw dropping view of marvelous waterfall Ganga and Jamuna.
Ganesh Himal Trek awards you with satisfying journey to coniferous forests, ethnic people’s culture and of course appealing villages. Good news to you is that the trekking in this region is not that frequent making this area less crowded. Ganesh Himal Trekking starts from Salangkhu Khola, at Trishuli valley and ends at Gorkha, the capital of King Pritihivi Narayan Shah. You pass through the dense forest and meadows and cross high highlander pass (4100m). This offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal (7406m), Langtang (7300m), Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail(6990m), Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung (6800m) and many more
So to give you the best of trekking experience of Nepal, Duke Nepal offers best Ganesh Himal Trek for you and your family.
Things to Remember
- Take your own tent, as hotels and lodges are very scarce or not found at all.
- Take lighter clothes for day trail as the temperature could soar to 70-80 F and don’t forget warm gore tex jackets for colder parts. Some parts of the trail are prone to heavy snowfall.
- Take dry food and snacks, as villages are few in numbers and if in case one has to take refuge by nightfall food is scarce in this region.
- Take rain gear, as the Pangsang Pass is famous for heavy rains and hailstorms.
- Take altitude sickness precautions – take medicines and emergency kits.
- Make sure you spend at least a day, exploring the local villages and get to know the local people. (Source : Nepal Tourism Board)
- Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
- Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
- City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
- All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
- 3 Cup of teas during the trek
- English speaking Guide depending on the place
- Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
- Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
- All our government taxes
- Official expense
- First aid kits
- Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
- Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
- Your travel insurance which is compulsory
- Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
- Appropriate visa fees
- Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
- Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
- Meals not listed in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
- Personal trekking equipment and gear
- Certain sightseeing entrance fees
- Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Our company representatives will be in Kathmandu Airport for your warm welcome and to shift you towards luxury tourist standard hotel. We organize a welcome dinner today in one of the famous restaurant in town and enjoy Nepalese food. Before going to bed, our guide will do short briefing about the trek.
Drive from Kathmnndu to Syabru Beshi
Today we will drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Beshi passing the Dhunche via Trishuli River. While travelling, we get a precious chance to catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal. After the drive of 6-7 hours, we will reach Syabrubesi.
Syabru Beshi to Gatlang
We will start our trek from Syabru Beshi. We trek towards the Tamang settlement of Gatlang. Gatlang abundant with unique customs and craftsmanship above which Parvati Kunda is situated where thousands of pilgrims are attracted during Janai Purnima. We can see scenery from view point. Overnight at Gatlang.
Gatlang to Somdang
Today, we ascend through pine and rhododendron forest to a Yuri Kharka and trek down to the Somdang River. Somdang River is a border between Rasuwa and Dhading district. This trail offers us one the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal and many other unnamed mountain and peaks. We will pass through some amazing Tamang villages where we observe mindblwing culture and tradition. Somdang is also a Tamang village where we spend the night.
Somdang to Pangsang Pass
Today we gently trek uphill passing through mesmerizing surrounding landscapes and beautiful jungle including Langtang Himal ranges, Manaslu Himal range and Ganesh Himal range. There is a viewpoint on southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. This trail is also blessed with abundant herbal plants. Overnight at Somdang village.
Pangsang Pass to Shertung
Today we ave to trek down to Tipling. Tipling is village which hosts two Buddhist gombas and both a Protestant and Catholic church which refects the religious harmony. From Tiping, we have to climb up for some distance. In this trail we have to cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Then we have to descend and cross the Adha Khola. After we cross, the trail goes uphill up to Shertung.
Shertung to Hindung
From Shertung, the trail goes downhill up to Menchet Khola and crossing this stream, we trek steep up and then gradual up to reach Hindung. Hindung is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang. The main occupation is farming. Crystals and rubies are harvested in areas to the north and yarsagumba is hunted in the surrounding highlands.
Hindung to Rajgang Kharka
From Hindung, we will have an ascending trail up to Rajgang Kharka. Today we have to trek through the forests of rhododendron and local vegetation. Moreover, we also get golden chance to watch various species of birds and wild animals. Rajgang Kharka is very rich beautiful forests and grassland. Overnight at Rajgang Kharka.
Rajgang Kharka to Ganesh Himal Base Camp
Leaving Rajgang Kharka back we head towards Ganesh Himal Base Camp via Kalo Seto Kunda. We will find alpine grass along the trail. The trail is narrow and moves mostly uphill and leveled path somewhere.
Rest day at the Base Camp
Today, we can simply take a rest or have an excursion in Ganesh Himal Base Camp from where we explore and enjoy the majestic views of Ganesh Himal. Moreover, Ganesh Himal Base Camp is the vantage point to see the landscape and mountains.
Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka
At the very early part, After having satisfying breakfast, we leave from Ganesh Base Camp for Rajgang Kharka. We trek along the descent and narrow path where we will find alpine grass on both sides. We have to trek almost 7 hours to arrive at Rajgang Kharka. Overnight at Rajgang Kharka.
Rajgang Kharka to Chalise
Chalise is our today’s final destination. There is downhill throughout the trail to Chalise. While trekking we pass forests till Hindung and after crossing it we find a few Tamang villages. Chalise is the most friendliest and hospitable village of the area. Overnight at Chalise.
Chalise to Jharlang
Today we have to trek up until we reach at small ridge from where we can enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, farming terraces, waterfall and several villages. Now, we climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. We will have our lunch at Borang, our trail turns downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang.
Jharlang to Darkha
Today, we start our trek from Jharlang. We walk through an ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Himal. Our trail passes through beautiful jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and villages. Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. Overnight at Darkha.
Darkha to Khahare Bazaar
Today is our last day of our trek. We have to trek down to Darkha Phedi. Then, our trail moves along the river bank until we arrive at Khahare. After doing trek about 7-8 hours, we reach Khahare Bazaar. Khahare Bazaar is a big market with lodges, hotels, tea shops and many other shops.
Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu
After having satisfying breakfast, we will drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu via Trishuli River. The road till Dhading besi moves along unpaved road and then we drive along the well paved road until we reach Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
As we all know that Kathmandu is the cultural and traditional hub which is abundant with numerious heritage sites such as Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Buddhanath, Swaymbunath and Pashupatinath which are also enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This full day site seeing offers you the wonderful chance to explore the authentic Nepali culture and tradition with mindblowing hostipality of golden hearted Nepalese people.
Departure from Kathmandu
Today is your last day in Kathmandu. We will drop you in the airport on time in our private vehicle.