Ganesh Himal Trek

Trip Summary

Label Detail
Geography Forest/Hills/Himalayas
Location Dhading
Level Of Difficulty Moderate
Duration 14 days
Max Aaltitude 4045m
Religion Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People Tamang
Accommodation Camp/Hotel/Teahouse
Transportation Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax 2

Detail Information

Ganesh Himal Trek Highlights:

  • Explore the off-beat racks filled with amazing bio-diversity
  • Majestic views of the Himalayan Range including Ganesh and Manaslu Ranges
  • The vibrant and unique culture of the Tamang communities
  • Experience of the thrill of the Himalayas with the Singla La Pass (4045m)

The Ganesh Himal Trek navigates the foothills of the glorious Ganesh Himal range situated between the Langtang and Manaslu regions. The vibrant Tamang hamlets with their unique culture prove this as very little has managed to change over time in the way of life of the locals.

A diverse cast of floras, especially orchids, and faunas inhibit the region including more than 300 species of wildlife. All in all, the trek is an astounding venture to the Himalayas while enjoying the authentic cultural lifestyle along the way.

The journey to Ganesh Himal begins from the Kathmandu Valley as we tour the UNESCO world heritage sites spread across the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur cities. Thereon, we set off towards the town of Dhading moving further ahead to Satdobato. The first day of the trek takes us to Bhalche heading deeper into the hilly setting. As the sub-tropical forests continue to envelop the trail, we continuously gain altitude heading towards Gongga and then onto Rupchet.

The next day, we take on the Singla La pass and at 4045m this is the highest altitude of our entire journey. A stunning Himalayan panorama including all four mountains of the Ganesh Himalayan Range and the Manaslu Himalayan Range await us on the summit of the pass.

Completing the circuit, the journey heads towards Shertung village from Shertung Kharka. Jharlang Phedi is the next on our list before we descend back to Kintang Phedi re-entering the lush green forests. The final stretch of the journey takes us back to Jamrung where we take a day off for enjoying the vibrant Tamang hamlets on the local culture. The journey ends as we make our way towards Sukaura hamlet before driving back to Kathmandu. The Trek to Ganesh Himal can be done throughout the year but the months from September to October and March to May.

We, here at Nepal Alibaba Treks, are always up for journeying into the Himalayas. Our customization option also allows you to modify the trips according to your ease. With services to help you each step of the way, we will make sure your Himalayan experience is one to be remembered.

Ganesh Himal Trek Map:

Itinerary Summary

Outline

Day Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will drive you to the hotel. After freshening up, you will be introduced to the guides and other members of the staff concluding our activities for the day. You are free to head down to the local areas enjoying the lovely evening before dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today we begin our day by touring the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the valley beginning from the tranquil Swayambhunath. Next up is the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath where thousands of pilgrims make their way to lay down their wishes. The journey heads towards the culturally majestic Kathmandu Durbar Square. The evening ends at the tranquil Boudhanath as we enjoy the lovely views of the sunset. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The day begins early as after grabbing a quick breakfast we set off towards our destination. The journey takes us through the massive hills surrounding the valley cutting us loose through the winding bends of Prithvi Highway accompanied by the stunning Trishuli River midway. Surrounded by pleasant hilly landscapes, the journey crosses Trishuli Bazaar continuing onto Satdobato. Overnight in Satdobato.
The journey begins with a pleasant ascend heading towards Kispang. Trekking through the lush green forests gives a pleasant experience as we step up to the hamlet dominated by the Dalit and Tamang people. The hamlet also houses a small monastery on one side and a temple by the river on the other. Moving up, the journey takes us through terraced lands to arrive at Bhalche. Overnight stay at Bhalche.
Today, we make our way to the hamlet of Gongga where we get to witness the stunning beauty of the Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Heading out of Bhalche, the trail enters the forested lands passing through the occasional streams en route. The forest clears up midway revealing a large open space known as Thulo Chaur. Moving up, the journey takes us thorough stunning forests occupied by rhododendron and pine trees breaking into Gongga. Overnight in Gongga.
The day begins in a lovely fashion with stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan Range. The journey continues its ascending run through the dense forests filled with rhododendron and pine trees. We can also see several wild animals including Langur, leopard, and the elusive red panda. The final stretch of the journey takes quite a toll as we trek through the rising altitudes to reach Rupchet. The hamlet is blessed with stunning views of Tibetan, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal ranges. Overnight in Rupchet.
Today, we head over the Singla La Pass and, at an altitude of 4045m, this is the highest point of our journey. The journey is an ascending one as we slowly conquer the steep Himalayan trail heading towards the summit. All along the way, we are blessed with stunning views of Ganesh Himalayan Range alongside Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang, and Tibetan Ranges. With the summits of Ganesh Himalayan Range guiding us, the journey heads down reaching Shertung. Overnight in Shertung.
One of the shortest days of the trek, today, we head towards Shertung Village ascending from Shertung Kharka. The journey enters the dense forests once again taking us through the hilly landscapes for about an hour. Thereafter, we reach the terraced farmlands leading to the Shertung Village. With the snowy summit of Ganesh I (7,422m) enriching the landscapes, we can also familiarize ourselves with the local culture and way of life. Overnight in Shertung Village.
The journey is quite an easy one. Heading out of Shertung Village, the trail heads through flat lands for about an hour before setting off on a descending route down to Borang Village. The Tamang village boasts stunning views of the entire Ganesh Himalayan Range. After a brief rest, we set off continuing our journey through terraced farmlands all the way down to Jharlang Phedi. Overnight in Jharlang Phedi.
The journey leading out of Jharlang Phedi takes us through pleasant landscapes. The trail passes through several vibrant hamlets where the populace is always welcoming and helpful to the tourists journeying in and out of the region. Further down the way, we get to enjoy a relaxing bath enjoying the pleasant views of Netrawati River. Finally, we arrive at Kintang Phedi which is located on the confluence site of Netrawati and Kintang rivers. Overnight in Kintang Phedi.
The final few days of our trek today we make our way to Serabensi (Jamrung). The journey heads through the banks of Netrawati River which originate from the Ganesh Himal Glacier. The trail heads through flatlands crossing several terraced farmlands as we proceed towards Khaahre Bazaar which is a major shopping region for the surrounding areas. The journey to Serabensi from Khaahre is an easy one with pleasant landscapes and flat trails. Overnight in Serabensi.
Today, we take a day off to not only rest from our travels and really get to know the culture and way of life of the locals. The hamlet houses a small school and health post alongside several projects carried out for the development of the community. You can choose to take part in the local projects while also indulging with the locals in their day to day life. You can also choose to go swimming or fishing taking a break from our long days of travels. Overnight in Jamrung.
The final day of the trek and also the final day of the trip today we head back to Kathmandu but first comes the short walk to Sukaura. Crossing the suspension bridge and leaving the forests brings us to the hamlet from where we board the bus back to Kathmandu. The first stretch of the journey is quite bumpy as we head towards Dhading Bensi before descending down towards Malekhu. Thereon, we arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our representatives will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Costs Includes and Excludes

Cost includes

  • All Airports/Hotel transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels in Kathmandu and in other available places with Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Dhading to Satdobato and when we return back from Satdobato to Dhading to Kathmandu, we provide transportation.
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses or Local Lodges or Local Hotels on twin sharing basis during your trekking days.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during your trekking days.
  • Permit fees for National Parks and Conservation Area entry as well as Trekkers Management Information Service
  • (TIMS) Permit. Visit: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/about-trekking-permit
  • All government officials and authorization necessary fees for your travel purpose.
  • Local tourist guide (according to your need) and Local Porter during your treks: – 1 Porter for 2 Tourists.
  • All your travel and rescue arrangements. (during any emergencies)
  • First Aid Kits and Medical supplies.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner programs.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee and charges in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • International Air Fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Extra Night accommodation and meals during your early arrival, late departure as well as any domestic flight delays (due to any specified reasons) especially in Everest Region than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra luggage charges.
  • Other any your personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, extra porters, bottled/boiled waters, hot shower, etc.
  • Other food items than normal meals as specified.
  • All your travel and rescue insurance in emergency situations.
  • Personal buying and souvenirs.
  • Tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.
  • To purchase or rent any type of equipment or gears for personal use.
  • To purchase special medicines and kits.

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