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14 Days
Availability : Sept-Nov,March-May
Kathmandu
Ganesh Himal
Min Age : +15
Max People : 20

Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trek is an enjoyable trek, but not very popular with travelers. Ganesh Himal Trekking crosses a small area to explore beautiful landscapes and friendly people. Ganesh Himal trek lies between Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park. The Ganesh Himal region is famous for its rubies and crystals. Trek to Ganesh Himal is a challenging but highly recommended trip for all categories of travelers who want to travel on a less congested hiking trail in the Himalayas.


Trip Highlights

  •     Visit serene monasteries along the way
  •     You will explore a wide range of flora and fauna
  •     New trekking route sparsely populated in Nepal
  •     Breathtaking views of mountain ranges such as Langtang, Annapurna, Manaslu

Ganesh Himal Trek Itinerary

Ganesh Himal Trek itinerary can be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu international airport

Day 02:Drive to Syabrubesi 1500m.

Day 03:Trek From Syabrubesi to Gatlang 4000m: Walking Distance 4-5 hours

Day 04:Trek from Gatlang to Somdang: Walking Distance 5-6 hours

Day 05:Trek from Somdang to the Pangsang Pass

 

 

Day 06: Trek Pasang pass to Shertung (Chalish): walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 07:Trek from Shertung to Neber Gaon

Day 08:Trek from Neber Gaon to Kupchyat: 4-5 hours walking

Day 09:Trek from Kupchyat to Lapa Gaon

Day 10:Trek from Lapa Gaon to Jharlang (Ungul)

 

 

Day 11: Trek from Jharlang to Khaniyabas

 

 

Day 12:Trekking from Khaniyabas village to Megang Danda

 

 

Day 13:Trek from Megang Dada to Trisuli Bazar and drive to Kathmandu.

Day 14:Sightseeing and Drop to Kathmandu international Airport

Overview of Ganesh Himal Trek

The Ganesh Himal Trek area is in the central-eastern region of Nepal. This region offers spectacular views, untouched natural splendor, wild and friendly residents. The Name of Mount Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed god. The Ganesh Himal can be seen from the Kathmandu valley. It is the first chance in the Himalayas that forms the horizon. This huge Himalayan massif is located between the valleys. It established Budhi Gandaki in the west and Bhotekoshi in the east. As a result, it becomes Trishuli Khola at the bottom.

There are three main groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara, such as Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu, including Mount Annapurna. This hike is ideal for those who want to escape the most popular regions of Annapurna and Everest. It is famous for its untouched Tamang culture, the spectacular view of the mountains, and the colorful rhododendron forest. Ganesh Himal Trek is conveniently located near Kathmandu.

During the Ganesh Himal trip, you will observe the different ways of lifestyle, culture, and connect with the rural population in small towns. On the way to the trekking time, you will get to know the lifestyle of this rural population in Nepal. You will also get a milestone and a kind of wooden machine for throwing rice, millet, and corn, the vital glamour of the village. In Sing-la-Pass you cross 4400 m above sea level, which offers an exceptional view of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna massif of the Himalayan series. Not so many tourists are the specialty of this region. You may not be able to see foreigners, not even modern Nepalese other than locals

Important note

Your safety is an essential concern when traveling with us. Your leader is authorized to change or cancel part of the itinerary if this is considered necessary for security reasons. Every effort is made to adhere to the above plan. However, since this trip involves walking in a remote area so, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can contribute to changes in the itinerary. The guide will try to make sure that the trip goes according to plan, but please ready to be flexible if necessary.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu international airport

Representatives of our office will be on hand with our vehicle to pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and your name will be displayed on our signboard in front of the airport terminal. Then you will drop to your hotel. It will be your first-night stay in Kathmandu valley. You will be staying at a three-star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: none

Day 02:Drive to Syabrubesi 1500m.

We start our journey with a trip from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We drive along the picturesque highway along the Trishuli River and looking at the beautiful hills and villages. The road is pretty adventurous. You can see Ganesh Himal along the way. After a 7 to 8 hour drive, we reached Syabrubesi next to the gateway to the Langtang region. You will be staying at Lodge in Syabrubesi

Meals included: Lunch and dinner

Day 03:Trek From Syabrubesi to Gatlang 4000m: Walking Distance 4-5 hours

Today, after having breakfast, we start our trek from Syabrubesi, and out ending point is Gatlang. We follow the path to Bahun Dada and then to the settlement of the village of Tamang in Gatlang. Parvati Kunda is located directly above Gatlang and attracts many tourists during Janai Purnima. From the Parvati Kunda viewpoint, we have an excellent view of the region. A cultural show welcomes us in the village of Golijung and Gatlang. We spend the night in Gatlang.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 04:Trek from Gatlang to Somdang: Walking Distance 5-6 hours

On the third day of our journey, we continue our trek from Gatlang to Somdang. The path leads along a gravel road and then through rhododendron forests to Yuri Kharka. The forest trail continues to Khurpu Bhanjyang before descending into the Somdang River. The Somdang River separates the Rasuwa district from Dhading.

On the way, we see the beautiful Langtang Mountains, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Paldor Peak, and many other mountains.

You can also get to know the culture, heritage, and traditions of the Tamang people. The path then leads through the beautiful Chukarma waterfall. We spend the night in Somdang

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 05:Trek from Somdang to the Pangsang Pass

We leave Somdang very early, cross the forest and observe the Langtang mountain ranges. The hike leads smoothly through the villages, forests, and trees of cultivated communities. You arrive at a vast green meadow from the Pangsang Pass, which offers a beautiful view to the southwest of Somdang, and you can see Manaslu Peak and Ganesh Himal to the north.

The Ganesh Himal region is known for its herb flora and fauna. The area used to be a route for traders who traded herbs for cattle and salt. The Pangsang Pass offers a breathtaking 270-degree view of the Mount Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna range, and other smaller peaks. We spend the night at camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Day 06: Trek Pasang pass to Shertung (Chalish): walking distance 5-6 hours

On the 5th day, the trail descends to the Tipling village. Tipling is a large settlement with two Buddhist gumpas and two churches. The path then climbs to the pass of the bamboo, pine and rhododendron forests. You will also see some pristine waterfalls, gomba, and cremation field with many Buddhist flags in the Jungle.

The primary residents of the region are the Tamang. The Tamang has a rich heritage and culture. You can experience shaman dance, which is an exclusive mixture of Hindu and Buddhist spiritual practices.

After further descending and crossing the Adha Khola River, we reach the village of Shertung and Chalisa. Shertung means a gold place in the Tamang language. After a steep descent and crossing the Gorkhen Khola suspension bridge, we make the last ascent to Shertung Chalisa.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 07:Trek from Shertung to Neber Gaon

After breakfast, we need 30 minutes to walk down to Chalisa. Chalish Village is a hospitality village where Gurung and Dalit live together. The walk continues to Tatopani, where you can bathe in the hot springs and have lunch.

After lunch, we go uphill towards the Tamang village of Neber. From Neber, you can see the Ganesh Himal in the foreground. Homestays are possible in the city.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 08:Trek from Neber Gaon to Kupchyat: 4-5 hours walking

You can continue exploring the Tatopani and relax in the hot springs. The path then follows the stone steps built by the British Gurkhas in Nepal and with the help of Kadoorie Agri. They have also developed several water taps, bridges, and improved paths; we pass the tire to reach the villages of Rachyat and Kapur. After a walk of about 4-5 hours, we reached the village of Kupchyat. We stayed in a camp or tea house to spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 09:Trek from Kupchyat to Lapa Gaon

After an early breakfast, we hike to the Timla Pass (3820 m) after a hike of approx. 2 hours. You can see the Langtang Range and Annapurna Range while walking through the alpine rhododendron forests. The path is not marked correctly.

The path then leads down a slippery path towards Gaon Lapchat. After crossing Lapchat Khola on a box bridge, we reached the large village of Lapa Gaon. Lapa Gaon is a Tamang settlement which was developed with many ongoing infrastructure developments. You can stay in the local Tamang houses.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 10:Trek from Lapa Gaon to Jharlang (Ungul)

We start the hike passing through Ankhu Khola. The Ankhu Khola is a small pristine river that flows water directly from the pristine Himalayas. The trek continues on a climb from Borang village. After having lunch in Borang, we continue our walkthrough Ukhum.

The path then leads into the Lishne forest, crosses a suspension bridge, and leads through the village. After a long walk of about 5-6 hours, you will reach another Tamang village, Jharlang, also called Ungul. The village is no different and offers a wide range of views of the snow-capped mountains.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Day 11: Trek from Jharlang to Khaniyabas

We go to the Jharlang landslide, where the crossing takes about an hour. Landslides are frequent in the area. Therefore, the path should be carefully crossed with the help of a local guide. We continue downhill towards the hungry Khola, where we cross a suspension bridge and climb up to the village of Kuri.

There are no shops between the villages, so snacks and protein bars should be brought along with water for hydration. We walk through dense forests and cross the community and finally reach our destination in Khaniyabas village. The village has many tea shops and guest houses for travelers. You can see the breathtaking sunset view with the unspoiled mountains in the background.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Day 12:Trekking from Khaniyabas village to Megang Danda

After breakfast, we go an hour to Thamu Khola and then climb another two and a half hours to Kimdang village. After lunch in Kimdang, we go to the top of the Megang Danda. The Megang Danda has a jungle at the top of the hill, and you should be careful about encountering a wild animal. Megang Danda offers panoramic mountain views for the last time before returning to Kathmandu. We spend the night in Megang Danda.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Day 13:Trek from Megang Dada to Trisuli Bazar and drive to Kathmandu.

Our trek goes back to the Trishuli Bazaar on a scenic six-hour descent. Then we drive to Kathmandu.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 14:Sightseeing and Drop to Kathmandu international Airport

After breakfast, we start our guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan Durbar Square is rich in architecture and ancient arts. We also visit Bhaktapur, an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle that has been preserved through centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While we’re in the town square, we can admire the Nyata Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, the water pipes, and the 55 Window Palace, which together offer a magical open-air theatre atmosphere for visitors. After visiting these places, you will back to the hotel.

Depending on the departure time, you will pick up by our office representative, and our vehicle takes you to the airport.

Meals: breakfast

Cost Include/Excludes

Price Includes

  • Collection and return to the airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tea house and the camping accommodation during your trip
  • During the trek, three meals, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by local bus
  • Trishuli to Kathmandu Kathmandu by local bus
  • Trekking guide with insurance, transportation, meals, and accommodation
  • Porter with insurance, transportation, snacks, and accommodation
  • kitchen staff and assistant
  • All camping equipment such as tents and kitchen equipment
  • All trekking permits (entrance fee to Langtang National Park and TIMS card)
  • All necessary of government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International air ticket and Nepalese visa fee
  • night of additional accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure
  • Personal expenses (Wi-Fi, phone calls, laundry, cash bills, charging the battery
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers

Essential Information

Food and Accommodation

During your trek, you will live in teahouses run by locals. These tea houses offer essential services. These tea house rooms are not luxurious, but you will get outstanding hospitality always. Staying in these tea houses is also an opportunity to explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people who live in these areas. During the trek, Foods such as Dal Bhat, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc. are available.

During your trip to Kathmandu, you will stay in a Three-star deluxe hotel with breakfast service. For lunch and dinner, you can explore the city’s various restaurants as you wish.

The best time to explore Ganesh Himal

The best time for the Ganesh Himal Trek is the fall season. By then, the monsoon would have cleared up, and the views of the Himalayas would be great. The months of September to November are the primary time for hiking in the Ganesh Himal with clear skies and cold temperatures.

The spring months of March to May, when the hills are full of flora, are also suitable for hiking in the Ganesh Himal. The climate is warmer at low altitudes and colder at high altitudes.

How hard is Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trekking is considered strenuous grade trekking. On this trip, you have to walk 7/8 hours a day at an altitude of over 3,000 meters. You have to walk on the flat and steep paths for about 12 days. The temperature during strenuous walks can be up to -15 degrees Celsius. Trekking in cold weather and for such a long period requires reasonable fitness. You also need a certain level of mental toughness to complete this journey.

Proposed preparation

  •    Cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for approx. 4-5 days a week for three months before your trip are beneficial.
  •    You should also participate in developing core strength and muscle endurance during strength training.
  •    A walk on the hills in different weather conditions is excellent preparation for this trip.
  •    If you have access, kayaking and swimming can be a beneficial way to develop the strength and stamina required for this trip.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance for each itinerary of our company is a prerequisite for booking vacations. At a minimum, you must have emergency and repatriation insurance that must include the cost of the mountain rescue. Please read the terms and conditions of your insurers carefully, especially make sure that the following are covered: 1) activity (i.e., tourism, trekking or mountaineering) 2) maximum altitude reached on trekking 3) evacuation of the helicopter in an emergency. You must understand that you will bear the cost of the evacuation and return procedures, and it is your responsibility to pay for the evacuation or medical treatment. You must be fully aware of the effects of travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of your policy. Please note that our company guide may, under certain circumstances, initiate helicopter rescue (or other necessary) operations in medical emergencies without first asking approval from your insurance company.

Trekking guides and other crew arrangements

The most important thing that makes this trek pleasant and unforgettable is the experienced, polite, and helpful guides and crew members who can easily spend your days in the mountains. The best and most professional staff leads your trip. All of our employees are carefully selected based on their consistent experience, leadership skills, and personal talent. To support local communities, only local crews are employed who have sufficient knowledge of the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of local regions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Ganesh Himala Trek?

The Ganesh Himal Trek in central Nepal is located near the capital Kathmandu. You hike up the hills with a maximum height of 3842m at Pangsang la Pass. You go through forests and streams of water. The hike has many ups and downs, but the trail is not that difficult. It can be said that the level of difficulty is moderate. However, you must be in good physical shape to complete the hike.

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    Barbara L. Lee

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    Enjoyable Trek with a helpful Guide and friendly porter

    I have traveled to Nepal twice and on both occasions received invaluable service and assistance from the staff of Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd. Mr. Ganesh was a responsible and very professional person. The first time I walked on Annapurna and the second time was in Mount Ganesh Himal. Both trips were incredible, and I was able to see breathtaking scenery and wonderful people.

    I strongly recommend those who plan to organize a trip to Nepal, to count on the wonderful service of this friend; excellent camping facilities. You will not regret it.

    May 2, 2018
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