A beautiful trek route that used to be well trodden back in 90s, Ganesh Himal trekking is more peaceful and stays classic these days for trekkers who like to hike the scenic mountain paths and staying traditional amongst the local Tamang. Ganesh Himal region offers an adventure into off the beaten path, affording ,awe-inspiring view and a chance to get to know the local people living a time-honored lifestyle. Named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune, Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva, the Ganesh Himal  mountain range can be seen clearly from the Kathmandu Valley, Ganesh  hiaml I, Ganesh himal  II, Ganesh himal  III, Ganesh himal IV are quite prominent, the “Great Himalayan Chain” forming a magnificent skyline.This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Budhi Gandaki in the west and the Bhote Koshi River in the east, which becomes the Trishuli in lower sections.

How is Ganesh Himal trek route?

Ganesh Himal has multiple trekking routes and the paths are mostly well trodden in the long run. Locals walk the trails to travel from one village to another. Trails go amongst the pine and rhododendron forest with occasional open pastures. The first half of the trek leads the paths mostly amongst the wilderness and the second half is connected to villages inhibited by different ethnic groups.

What kind of food do we eat in this trek?

Ganesh Himal trek is less commercial and more traditional than other mainstream trekking routes of Nepal and thus has a thinner Menu. Food items made of rice, vegetables, chicken, potatoes and noodles are found everywhere in the route.  Special organic food items those are locally produced can be also found in the menu. Meals made of Millet, barley and buckwheat is known to be special local dishes.

How difficult is Ganesh Himal Trek?

Ganesh Himal has a moderate level difficulty in terms of physical effort. Moderate level trekking can be understood with a requirement of walking 5 to 7 hours each day on slightly rough trails and terrains along the change of weather. You are likely to trek above 4500 meters and ascending around 400 to 700 meters. Some trekking experience in high altitude is preferred.

How is Ganesh Himal Trek different than other trekking routes?

Ganesh Himal trek  is usally a peaceful trekking route that sees less crowd even in high seasons such as falls and springs. Besides that, the tea houses and home stays along the route are more typical and you will get a feel of being the relative guests within the local accommodation. While tourism is the main occupation of locals in other trekking routes, farming and local trade beats tourism in Ganesh Himal trek. The variations in ethnicity also make Ganesh Himal unique with more than 5 different ethnic cultures actively preserved and practiced. Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Tibetan and Brahmin are the major ethnic groups while we will also witness lifestyles of Newar and Dalit in Some villages. 

What is Ganesh Himal Trek landscape like?

Ganesh Himal Trek route start and ends at tropical lowlands while the core Ganesh HImal areas are full of deciduous forests, alpine grasslands, sub tropical rain forests and rocky snowline areas with only little juniper shrubs. The terraced farming landscapes with the giant Gansh Himal peaks in the background looks stunning. As you reach a high hilltop or a mountain pass, the 360 degree landscape view has everything to tell while you stand and stare being speechless.

Trip Highlights of Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

  • Exploration of remote and non-tourist areas of Himalayas

  • Visit the holy place Parvati  Kunda & view of the region from the Parvati Kunda (the wife of lord shiva)

  • Traditional lifestyle of Tamang and Gurung ethnic groups.

  • A holy pilgrimage devoted to Lord Ganesh. Lord of fortune and rejoice.

  • Visit the (black & White Lake) mystical powers that will bless visitors but anybody who   misbehaves will be punished with poor weather and difficult travels.

  • Based on typical home stay tourism and locally made organic food.

  • A trek beyond the entire mundane routine day teahouse trek. Fully customizable at any day of the trip. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi (1,550M) – 8 TO 9 Hours.
  • Day 03: Syabru Beshi to Gatlang (2,240) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 04: Gatlang to Somdang (3,271) – 7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 05: Somdang to Pangsang Pass (3,842) – 4 to 5 Hours walk
  • Day 06: Pangsang Pass to Shertung/Chalise (2,000M) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 07: Chalise to Hindung (2,420M) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 08: Hindung to Rajgang Kharka (3,300) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 09: Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3,700) – 7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 10: Free day Sightseeing around Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • Day 11: Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka – 7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 12: Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2,000M) –7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 13: Chalise to Sapchet (1,500M) –5 to 6 Hours walk
  • Day 14: Sapchet to Darkha (1,200M) – 5 to 6 Hours walk
  • Day 15: Dharkha to Khahare (700M) –7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,360m)- 6 to 7 Hours drive
  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 :Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi (1,550M) – 8 TO 9 Hours.
  • Day 03 :Syabru Beshi to Gatlang (2,240) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 04 :Gatlang to Somdang (3,271) – 7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 05 :Somdang to Pangsang Pass (3,842) – 4 to 5 Hours walk
  • Day 06 :Pangsang Pass to Shertung/Chalise (2,000M) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 07 :Chalise to Hindung (2,420M) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 08 :Hindung to Rajgang Kharka (3,300) – 6 to 7 Hours walk
  • Day 09 :Rajgang Kharka to Kalo Seto kunda (Black and White Lake) Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3,700) – 7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 10 :Free day Sightseeing around Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • Day 11 :Ganesh Himal Base Camp to Rajgang Kharka – 7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 12 :Rajgang Kharka to Chalise (2,000M) –7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 13 :Chalise to Sapchet (1,500M) –5 to 6 Hours walk
  • Day 14 :Sapchet to Darkha (1,200M) – 5 to 6 Hours walk
  • Day 15 :Dharkha to Khahare (700M) –7 to 8 Hours walk
  • Day 16 :Drive back to Kathmandu (1,360m)- 6 to 7 Hours drive

Cost Includes

Accommodations

  • 2 Nights in Three star hotel in Kathmandu with B/B Plan 
  • 14 nights in teahouse, homestay and camping tent in (mountain)

Meals

  • Three meals course (BLD) plan during the entire trek.
  • Cup of tea or coffee with each meal.

Transportation 

  • Airport pickup and departure by private vehicle 
  • Kathmandu- Shyaprubeshi and Khahare- Kathmandu drive by Bus 

Work force

  • Fluent English speaking government authorized trekking guide during entire trek
  • Three strong porters to carry trekking gear during the entire trek (1 porter for 2 persons carrying up to 20 Kg by each porter)
  • Food, Accommodations, transportation, wages and Insurance for guides and porters

Documents

  • Genesh Himal trekking Area permit 
  • Langtang special area permit(restricted zone permit due to the nearer Chinese border)
  •  TIMS card for Ganesh Himal Trek
  • Taxes
  • All kinds of government imposed taxes for whole trip including trekking 

Other items

  • Water purification solution (odorless iodine tablets for the trek)
  • Sleeping bags and down jacket for entire trip
  • First AID kit

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All kinds of beverages or drinks including cold drinks, alcoholic drinks and other drinks except the tea or coffee provided in trekking days
  • All kind of personal expenses such as laundry and wifi in Mountain
  • Gratitude
  • Travel Insurance, Nepal Visa fees and international airfare
  • Any other expenses those are not listed on inclusion chart

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING Packing list ForGanesh Himal Trekking 

Most Important Accessories

  • Trekking Boots
  • Trekking pole
  • Down Jacket (we will provide)
  • Sleeping Bag (We will provide)
  • Duffel/Trekking Bag (we can provide on wish)
  • Daypack for your important belongings
  • Water Bottles

Feet

  • Lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy wool socks
  • Trekking boots with ankle support and water resistance and comfortable
  • Pair of running shoes
  • Pair of slippers/Sandals

Head

  • Sunhat or Scarf
  • Light fleece hat
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Head Lamp
  • Woolen Hat

Upper Body

  • Winter Jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • Wind stopper Jacket

Lower Body

  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Water/windproof trousers

Medical

  • Personal kit
  • first aid kit (we will provide)
  • Bandage (we will provide)
  • Skin blister tape (we will provide)
  • Anti-diarrhoea pill (we will provide)
  • Anti-headache pills (we will provide)
  • Diamox or acetazolamide medicine (we will provide)

Personal Interest

  • Book
  • Map (we will provide)
  • Guidebook
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Notebook

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen above 35 SPF
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand towel
  • Nail cutter
  • Soap or sanitizer
  • Tissue paper
  • Baby wipes (we will provide)
  • Personal Towel and Toiletries (environment friendly is the best).

Note: We are able to provide you with the particulars complimentary those are marked “we will provide”

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  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccommodationLodge and Camping
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