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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 Trek is an adventurous trek in the remote areas of Nepal. It is situated in Nepal’s central-eastern region. This region has some breathtaking scenery and well-preserved Tamang culture and lifestyle. Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek offers stunning views of the Ganesh Himal Ranges and holy Kalo Seto Kunda. Ganesh I, II, III, and IV mountains formed a perfect skyline chain.

The trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp is an exotic experience in an isolated place surrounded by lovely terraced fields, green hills, diverse flora and fauna, cultivated crops, dense forest of pine, rhododendron, and snowy mountain ranges. Ganesh Himal is one of the closest mountains seen from the Kathmandu Valley. It lies between the Manaslu Himalayan range and Budi Gandaki Valley. Explore the Ganesh Himal Trek with Himalayan Sanctuary Adventures and get a unique experience.

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: Hindung to Rajgang Kharka 5-7 hrs

Day 10: Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base camp – 5-7 hrs

Day 11: Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka(5 -6hr)

Day 12: Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2000 m) 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Chalise to Jharlang (5-7 hr)

Day 14: Jharlang to Darkha (6-7 hrs)

Day 15: Darkha to Khahare Bazaar (6-7 hrs)

Day 16: Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by Local bus(6-8 hrs drive)

Day 17: Departure Day

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our representative from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure welcomes you upon your arrival in Kathmandu. After completing all the formalities, you are transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. Rest at a hotel and overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
We begin our Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing after breakfast. We visit the World Heritage Sites Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa. These heritage sites are historic and culturally important. Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are two Buddhist stupas where you can get a peaceful feeling after the visit. Pashupatinath is a holy Hindu temple that has a phallus of Lord Shiva inside the temple. Besides, many small temples outside the temple. Patan Durbar Square has several artistic temples, beautiful courtyards, Patan Museum, and well-carved and designed architecture. A city is full of cultural wonders. Return to Kathmandu and stay overnight at a hotel.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi (1503m/4945Ft.) 6-8 hrs drive
We drive on a local bus to Syabru Beshi on a paved highway. Enjoy scenic landscapes, the Trishuli River, green hills, and mountain vistas. Arrive at Syabru Beshi and stay overnight.

Day 04: Syabru Beshi to Gatlang (2337m/7690ft.) 4-6 hrs
We walk to the Bahun Danda through a zigzag trail and continue walking enjoying the lovely sceneries. Reach Gatlang surrounded by Tamang monastery, Tamang settlement, and terraced fields. Gatlang has a famous Parvati Kunda and visit if you want to. Overnight at Gatlang.

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

We ascend through the pine and rhododendron forest passing Yuri Kharka and Khurpu Bhanjyang. Relish the wonderful vistas of Langtang Ranges, Ganesh Himal, and several other peaks. Traverse through Somdang River, several Tamang villages, and get a sight of Chukarma Waterfall en route. Stay Overnight at Somdang.

Day 06: Somdang to Pangsang Pass (La) (3842m/ 12640Ft) 3 – 4 hrs
An uphill walk passing dense forest surrounded by stunning landscapes and mountain vistas of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Langtang. In the past, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool, and turquoise. Arrive at Pangsang Pass famous for spectacular views of various mountain ranges. Stay Overnight.

Day 07: Pangsang Pass to Chalise (1875m/ 6188Ft) 4 – 6 hrs
Walk through the Tamang villages Borang, and Sheraton witnessing health centers, schools, chortens, and mani walls to reach Chalise. Stay Overnight.

Day 08: Chalise to Hindung (2220m /7425Ft) 4- 6 hrs
We walk downhill traversing Menchet Khola and ascend on a steep trail towards Hindung. The village is inhabited by Tamang. We can observe several cultivated crops in the vicinity. Also, this is the last village before the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Stay Overnight.

Day 09: Rajgang Kharka 5-7 hrs

We walk towards Rajgang Kharka from Hindung through diverse vegetation and rhododendron forest. Arrive at Rajgang Kharka grassland after ascending for some hours. Stay overnight at a place surrounded by beautiful forest and scenery. Overnight Stay.

Day 10: Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto Kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base camp – 5-7 hrs
A long but exciting trek to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Walk through the narrow path uphill leaving the dense forest. Enter the trail and feel a change in altitude and witness alpine vegetation. Reach the sacred Kalo Seto Kunda (Black White Lake) in the surrounding Ganesh Base Camp. Overnight stay at the base camp.

Day 11: Return Rajgang Kharka (5 -6hr)
Return to Rajkgang Kharka re-tracing the same trail. A slow descent walks on a trail surrounded by the alpine grasslands. Overnight at Rajgang Kharka.

Day 12: Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2000 m) 5-6 hrs
An easy downhill walk from Rajgang Kharka passing forest and several Tamang villages. Arrive at Chalise where locals are friendly. Overnight at Chalise.

Day 13: Chalise to Jharlang (5-7 hr)
Walk gently uphill and arrive at a small ridge and get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal on the way. Pass through several villages, and beautiful farming terraces and reach Borang. Take lunch and continue walking downhill and uphill trails and arrive at Jharlang. Overnight Stay.

Day 14: Jharlang to Darkha (6-7 hrs)
An ascending walk in the surrounding mountain vistas of Ganesh, Manaslu walking through verdant forest, waterfall, farming terraces, and lovely villages. Reach the Brahmin village Darkha and stay overnight.

Day 15: Darkha to Khahare Bazaar (6-7 hrs)
We trek descending from Darkha Phedi walking through the trail along the river bank. Reach Khahare Bazaar and get stunning views of farming terraces upon reaching here. Overnight Stay.

Day 16: Drive from Khahare Bazaar (Local bus) (6-8 hrs drive)
After breakfast, return to Kathmandu from Khahare Bazaar on a local bus. Enjoy traveling on the bumpy road to Dhading Besi and a smooth ride onwards from Dhading Besi to Kathmandu. Adore the scenic journey and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 17: Departure Day
A representative from Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure drops you at the International Airport and bids farewell. We wish you a safe journey.

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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