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Ganesh Himal Trek

Max-Altitude 4070m
Transportation Jeep/Local Bus
Grade Moderate
Accommodation 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Teahouse during Trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and All Meals during Trek
Best Season Sept – Dec, March – May
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Group Size Any

Ganesh Himal is named after the Hindu deity of good fortune. The elephant headed God “Ganesh” we pray as spiritual power of god in Nepal. Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III and Ganesh IV are mountain forming skyline of Ganesh Himal Range. Trekking in the Ganesh Himal Base Camp route provides you with the opportunity to explore the exotic view of its flora and fauna especially during spring season. During this season, we can the striking presentation of barberries, Premolars, orchids and a variety of ferns gives the exotic view as well as the vibrant smell all around the trekking route. The trekking trail takes you all the way through the emerald hills, beautiful Tamang villages, Terraces filled with golden rice and mustard, natural hot water stream, deep Gorges, glaciers, with forests of blue pine, Spanish oak, and blossoming Rhododendron forest adding beauty to the path.

Ganesh Himal can be seen from the Kathmandu Valley and it stands in between Manaslu Himalayan range and Budi Gandaki valley in the west. The trek starts from a long drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which takes about seven to eight hours. On the next day, we commence our trek to Gatlang.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival(1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi (1503m/4945Ft.) 6-8 hrs drive

Day 04: Syabru Beshi to Gatlang (2337m/7690ft.) 4-6 hrs

Day 05: Gatlang to Somdang (3271m/10760Ft) 5-7 hrs

Day 06: Somdang to Pangsang Pass (La) (3842m/ 12640Ft) 3 – 4 hrs

Day 07: Pangsang Pass to Shertung (1875m/ 6188Ft)4 – 6 hrs

Day 08: Chalise to Hindung (2220m /7425Ft) 4- 6 hrs

Day 09: Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base camp – 5-7 hrs

Day 10: Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka(5 -6hr)

Day 11: Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2000 m) 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Chalise to Jharlang (5-7 hr)

Day 13: Jharlang to Darkha (6-7 hrs)

Day 14: Darkha to Khahare Bazaar (6-7 hrs)

Day 15: Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by Local bus(6-8 hrs drive)

Day 16: Departure Day

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival(1,300m/4,264ft)
One ofthe representative from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will be waiting you at the international airport holding your name and take you to your hotel for overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
The Kathmandu valley comprises the three ancient Royal cities of Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu having their own palaces and ornate palace squares each listed as World Heritage sites. There are cobbled lanes of the palace squares with a fascinating maze of temples, shrines, market places and the life revolving around it. Full-day Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. After breakfast in the morning, you will be Proceed for Sightseeing place as given below. Boudhanath Stupa, Lies about 6 km to the east of downtown Kathmandu and is the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Boudhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath. Pasupatinath Temple, Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 km east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple. Patan Darbar Square, Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards, and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone. Swayambhunath Stupa, The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site) Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi (1503m/4945Ft.) 6-8 hrs drive
In the beginning of our journey, we head towards north out of Kathmandu early in the morning. We drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Beshi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River we catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As we pass through Dhunche we feel as if we are heading towards deep land. You will notice that the roads are a bit narrow and zig zag but you will have an amazing view of the landscape along the trail. After a drive for about seven to eight hours we will reach Syabrubesi. Syabru Beshi is the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Rivers.

Day 04: Syabru Beshi to Gatlang (2337m/7690ft.) 4-6 hrs
Commencing trek from Syabru Beshi, we follow the zig-zag trail to the west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above lays Parvati Kunda, popular during Janai Purnima where thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple. We can see scenery from view point. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes our trekking a memorable one. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. Overnight at Gatlang.

Day 05: Gatlang to Somdang (3271m/10760Ft) 5-7 hrs
Today, we walk along the graveled but motorable road. The trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forest to a Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurpu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River. Somdang River is a border between Rasuwa and Dhading districts. While trekking, one can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak and many other unnamed mountain and peaks. We will pass through some Tamang villages where we can have a close observation of their culture and tradition. Somdang is also a Tamang village. The hike passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall.

Day 06: Somdang to Pangsang Pass (La) (3842m/ 12640Ft)3 – 4 hrs
Leaving Somdang, we gently trek uphill passing through beautiful jungle and mesmerizing surrounding landscapes including Langtang ranges mountain. We walk along the trail which moves through villages, forests and terraces. It is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north lies the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and trekking in the breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. At past, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise. This pass is known as one of the most beautiful and the best magnificent mountain views point to have almost in 270 degrees Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu ranges and bit of Annapurna ranges mountains.

Day 07: Pangsang Pass to Shertung (1875m/ 6188Ft)4 – 6 hrs
On the following day, we descend to Tipling. Tipling is a large village that host two Buddhist gombas and both a Protestant and Catholic church. The houses are made of wood, tin and stones. The trail we follow is quite descent at first and then it climbs up for some distance. En route, we cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Along a ridge top to the east is a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. The majority of the people here are Tamang. Tamang people have their own rich culture to show for the visitors Jhankri or shaman dance, ghode or horse dance, said to have been brought from Tibetan culture long ago. Jhankri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices. Holy Chyamra danda, Fyanchyat monastery and Sajyat are the main holy attractions of the village. Spectacular mountain views of Lapsang Karpo, Ganesh Himal (Yangri) as well as Ganesh II and III can be seen from this village. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. We can see farming terraces where farmers grow potatoes, wheat, barley, buck wheat, maize and green vegetables. People of this area welcome the trekkers with their local culture. After descending and crossing the Adha Khola on a box bridge, we ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalise. The name Shertung means ‘Place of Gold’. According to a legend, two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Now we have to climb down steeply until we cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola. After we cross, the trail goes uphill up to Shertung Chalise.

Day 08: Chalise to Hindung (2220m /7425Ft) 4- 6 hrs
From Chalise the trail goes downhill up to Menchet Khola and crossing this stream we trek steep up and then gradual up to reach Hindung. We can also have a quick visit to “Tin Kanya” a Hindu temple which passes thorough small but beautiful village. Continuing our trek to Khar Khola we then gently trek up to Pasabar danda taking about an hour walk. We can have a view of Tribeni river “mixed of three rivers”. Hindus and both Buddhist believe it as a holy river. Just at the right edge of the Tribeni river Lord Shiva’s statue with little one stoned shrine has built. Especially in Magesakranti (January) festival local gather and celebrate by singing, dancing and meeting friends and relatives as well as neighbors village kith and ken. From Pasabar danda trek gently goes uphill and reach at Kalbarang (just the small kharka name but no village or human settlement). Then we continue our walk to the hill edge and dense jungle. There is a chances of rock fall from top of the hill due to inhabitant of wildlife so be careful while walking. Finally we reach at Hindung. Hindung is a pretty big village mainly inhabited by Tamang. The main occupation is farming and the farmers grow potatoes, millet, barley, maize, beans and other vegetables. It is a Tamang village of around 550 inhabitants. Crystals and rubies are harvested in areas to the north and yarsagumba is hunted in the surrounding highlands. We find mani walls and prayer flags in some part of the villages. One thing to be noticed is that it is the last village we will pass while trekking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Day 09: Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base camp – 5-7 hrs
Leaving Rajgang Kharka, we continue our trail to Kalo Seto Kunda. The trail is narrow and moves mostly uphill and leveled path somewhere. We walk along the trail covered with forests for a few hours. Towards the ending the trail moves along the land where we rarely find any trees. We will find alpine grass here due to high altitude.The lakes are frozen during winter season.

Day 10: Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka(5 -6hr)
At the very early part, we trek along the descent and narrow path where we will find alpine grass on both sides. We have to walk for about six to seven hours today. We have to walk along the descent and narrow path where we will find alpine grass on both sides. Overnight at Rajgang Kharka.

Day 11: Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2000 m) 5-6 hrs
Leaving Rajgang Kharka, we continue our walk up to Chalise. The trail moves downhill all the way 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.

Day 12: Chalise to Jharlang (5-7 hr)
The early part of our trail is gently up until we arrive at small ridge. From here, we can enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, farming terraces, waterfall and several villages at a distance. Now, we climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After we take lunch at Borang, our trail turns downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang. It can be best described as Tamang village with its mixed culture.

Day 13: Jharlang to Darkha (6-7 hrs)
Commencing trek from Jharlang we walk through an ascent path.After crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, we begin our trek through ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu. Our trail passes through beautiful jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and villages. Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here we can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance. Overnight at Darkha.

Day 14: Darkha to Khahare Bazaar (6-7 hrs)
On the very last day of our trek we descend up to Darkha Phedi. Then our route moves along the river bank until we reach Khahare. Khahare Bazaar is a big market with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of farming terraces. After walking about seven to eight hours we reach Khahare Bazaar.

Day 15: Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by Local bus(6-8 hrs drive)
After breakfast we drive from Khahare Bazaar to Trishuli Bazaar and then to Kathmandu. The road till Dhading besi moves through unpaved road and then we drive along the well paved road until we reach Kathmandu. It can be best defined as scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.

Day 16: Departure Day
A representative from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure will take you to the International airport 3 hour before the scheduled flight.

Price Included

  • Pick up/drop from International airport
  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast
  • Kathmandu Valley sight seeing(4-6hr)
  • English Speaking  trekking Guide
  • A porter between two client
  • Accommodation in the available lodge/Teahouse and Homestay including Break fast Lunch Dinner on the mountain 
  • Local Bus Transportation
  • Insurance for staff

Price Excluded

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Entrance  fees and Tour Guide
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • All drinks (Tea ,Coffee ,coke, beer ,mineral water ,whiskey, all hot and cold drinks, hot shower)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Emergency evacuation cost ( please do insurance)
  • Tips for guide, porter driver

Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your traveling period in Himalaya

1.Duffel bag / Rucksack
Remember you may also need to leave some excess clothing or belongings back in Kathmandu (most hotels provide short term storage for free) and a suitable, lockable suitcase is best.

2. Day bag pack
Remember that your porter will most likely not travel at the same pace as you. So while Trekking in Ganesh Himal a small day bag pack is recommended for comfortable pack to carry your personal valuables like passport, money, medicine, sunscreen, etc.

3. Down jacket
Down jackets are invaluable while traveling in high alpine areas. Make sure that the jacket will keep you warm down to minus 10-15 degrees Celsius.

4. Sleeping bag
Especially during peak season, there is a shortage of blankets so a good sleeping bag is a wise decision. A good down bag rated to minus 15 – 20 degrees Celsius is a wise decision during your Ganesh Himal Trek.

5. Head

  • Sun hat,
  • Warm fleece hat,
  • Sunscreen, 
  • Sunglasses 

6. Hand

  • Light gloves,
  • Thick warm gloves,
  • Waterproof outer gloves.

7. Feet
The most vital part of the body you need to take care of when trekking is your feet. Unless you are mountaineering, heavy, double, plastic boots are not necessary. Comfort and lightweight, with good ankle support, are best. Make sure you bring a pair of camp shoes as well to wear around camp and in teahouses. With socks try and bring lightweight inner socks and thicker woolen outer socks. Don’t forget to bring extra laces as well.

8. The upper part of the body from hip

  • A couple of t-shirts
  • Lightweight thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Wind stopper jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket

9. The lower part of the body from hip

  • Hiking shorts
  • Fleece or woolen thermal pants
  • Waterproof shell pants
  • Undergarments and inner thermal lightweight one
  • Lightweight hiking pants

10. Toiletries

  • Toilet paper
  • A toothbrush as well as paste
  • Small towel

11. Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes
  • Normal dry tissue roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

12.  Extra/Luxury

During the spare time around the camp at night, or in tea-houses, and on acclimatization days some extra luxury items are worthwhile.

  • Trail map and Guide Book
  • Indoor games like a deck of card, chess or others
  • Diary and pen
  • Laptop/Tablets/I-pad

Apart from the basic checklist above

  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Small combination lock for bag-pack
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Trekking poles (get ones with anti-shock)
  • Water bottle or camel pouch as per convenient
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