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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just returned to Canada after 3 months in India and Nepal. The 15 day trek in the Ruby Valley coordinated by Nepal Trail Finders (NTF) was a major highlight for me. NTF did an amazing job of setting everything in place to ensure our success on this less-travelled adventure. They ensured we had an experienced head guide and he in turn coordinated local supports throughout the trek. We also provided all the equipment we needed for high altitude camping. They ensured all was in place from our arrival in Katmandu until our departure. I look forward to my next Nepal adventure and will definitely use the services of Nepal Trail Finders (NTF) again.
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