Ganesh Himal Trekking
Ganesh Himal Trekking area lies on the central eastern region of Nepal. This region offers spectacular views, untouched natural, splendour, wild and friendly inhabitants.
The Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. The Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal, that is the "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budhi Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.
After we eat breakfast at the restaurant near by our office, we take a bus ride out of the Valley and up through the hills. The first glimpse of Ganesh Himal greets us, when we go crossing over the hills. After 5 hours bus ride we arrive at the trek starting point Betrawati. We are going to spend the first night of our outdoor adventure right nearby the Trishuli River at Betrawati in the small town. Our Guide gives a short lesson of trekking on the first night. He explains: why you are trekking in this region and what else you are going to explore in this region. He also explains about the altitude sickness and all the beautiful spots from where you can see an excellent view of mountains.
During the rest of our 14 days trip, we observe the different ways of life, culture and come in contact with the rural people in the small village, passing through the dense forestations and meadows. We cross through high Shing La Pass and Pangsang La Pass which offers an excellent view of the massif Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Annapurna. On the last day of the trip we take a bus ride back to Kathmandu or Pokhara or Chitwan from Dhading Bensi where we spend the final night of our trip.
Duration: 14 days
Activities: Camping Trekking Package
Maximum altitude: 5136m
Best season: Apr/ May/ June/ July /Aug/Sep/ Oct
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
Accommodations: Eco Camping organized inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Transport: Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town
Ganesh Himal Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01: Trisuli- Salangkhu Khola
We drive to Trisuli in the morning and have lunch near the Trisuli Electricity dam. After lunch we walk for about 3 hours to Salangkhu Khola and camp.
Day 02: Salangkhu Khola- Balche village
An easy walk and then a short climb takes us to Kalawale village for lunch. After lunch we proceed to the big Tamang village of Balche for our overnight camp.
Day 03: Balche village- Gonga
We take an easy walk from Balche village through a forest and camp with peak of Langtang lirung and Gosainkunda in good view.
Day 04: Gonga (acclimatization rest at Gonga)
Day 05: Gonga- Singla
We walk through rhododendom forest to camp either at Rupchet, a title pasture, or up on the singla Pass (4600) the singla pass offers spectacular views of Langtang Lirung,Ganesh Himal,Boudha Him Peak, Him chuli, Machhapuchare, Annapurna south and Annapurna II.
Day 06: Singla- Serthung village
We walk down through pine and rhondondendon forest to the tamang village of serthung and set up camp with goo9d views of mountains all around.
Day 07: Serthung village- Laba
A sort flat trail and then gradual descent passing through Barang village and then crossing the ankhukhola take us to laba a big Tamang village.
Day 08: Laba- Mongeythanti
We climb gently over a hill and then descend through forests to camp at Mongeythanti.
Day 09: Mongeythanti- Dumchet village
A gradual walk down to our camp at Dumchet village.
Day 10: Dumchet village- Budigandaki
We take gradual walk today to Basari and camp near the Budigandaki river.
Day 11: Budigandaki- Arughat
We walk along the bank of the Budigandaki river and stop at Arughat Bazaar for the night. There are tea shop and police station.
Day 12: Arughat- Khanchowk
We gradually climb the Khanchowk Danda crossing the Mukti Khola and camp for the night.
Day 13: Khanchowk- Gorkha
We cross a ridge today and walk gradually up hill to Gorkha camping near the old palace.
Day 14: Gorkha- Kathmandu
We have a tour of Gorkha palace, the Palace of King Prithivi Narayan shah who united Nepal in 1881 AD and visit the Bazaar, before driving back to Kathmandu.
Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 4
Season: Feb – June and August/sep-Oct
Departure date: as per your convenience.
- Daily itinerary as described,
- all inclusive camping or lodge trek with English speaking guide and porters,
- all meals on trek, tea,
- all fees and land transportation,
- coffee and boiled water,
- camping gear such as twin sharing tent,
- toilet tent,
- dinning/kitchen tent,
- necessary staff.
- Bottled beverages,
- items of a personal nature,
- delay due to weather,
- equipment failure or situations beyond our control.
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