Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the shortest and excellent treks in the northwest of Kathmandu which is ideal for those who wish to avoid crowds and enjoy a tranquil walk. It is a journey into the vast section of Eastern Nepal, where lovely valleys meet snow-capped, smiling mountains.
The Ganesh Himal Trek is one of the closest trekking trails from the capital offering a great pleasure to walk on the less tedious pathways to a paradise in the Himalayas, between lush hills and forests.
This two weeks itinerary to the Ganesh Himal Region leads you through the isolated track, amazing wetlands, and unspoiled coniferous forests to meet the local ethnicities of picturesque settlements, rich in ancient cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.
The region has great flora, with its impressive showcase of Berberis, Primula, Orchids, and Ferns, valleys brimming with yellow double jasmine blossoms, forests densely filled with Spanish oaks, a blue pine, and red, pink, and white pastel tones of glowing Rhododendron blooms in the spring that set the whole forest on the bright spots of spectacular colors.
Ganesh Himal Trekking is not so popular as Annapurna Treks and Everest Trekking Trails but a lovely secluded journey into nature up to 4,050 m above sea level due to which you may experience solitude and peace in the secluded and hidden valley to explore yourself.
Ganesh Himal Trekking trail gives wonderful views of the Ganesh Himal Highlands, Annapurna Mountains, Manaslu mountains, Langtang Mountains, Lamjung Himal, Himalchuli, and many other peaks.
The name of the mountain is named after the famous Hindu God, Ganesh (Elephant headed God). The peaks of the Ganesh Range are crystalline, making a "grand Himalayan chain in the horizon: Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV. The structure of the Ganesh Himal Peak is therefore similar to the elephant-headed god.
In other words, Ganesh Himal Trek is a fascinating hiking tour that enables the beauty of lively communities, magnificent mountains, glaciers, and spectacular scenery to be experienced. The surrounding beauty of this region is an appealing memory you will see over the whole tour.
The hiking route is home to the diversity of flora and fauna as the vegetation varies from sub-tropical to alpine over the journey. It is a great chance to discover the diverse customs and welcoming culture of the Tamang, Gurung, and Chhetri people trekking across Tipling, Chalish, or Shertung, the peaceful beauty of villages, along with the magnificent panoramas of Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu.
So, get ready to camp in wild and unique places, making this trip one of the finest "old-fashioned" treks for those who want to stay away from popular tourist sites.
You may enjoy magnificent views of mountains, cascades, dramatic paintings of the landscape and towering cliffs, incredible rock formations. You will cross the Alpine meadow and reach a big glacier under the snowcapped mountains starting from Kispang and finishing in Jyamrung Danda on our 15 days trekking to Ganesh Himal.
- Kathmandu City Tour at UNESCO Wolrd heritage sites
- Experience the exploring in remoted Tamang and Gurung Village
- Panoramic views of peaks in the central Himalayan region including the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, etc.
- Natural hot spring en route to the Neber village
- Get acquainted with this region's local culture
- Trip through an incredible track over agricultural fields and untouched woodland
Ganesh Himal Trek is considered a slightly tough yet rewarding trek. The highest elevation you will come across during these 15 days is 4,050 m at Sing La Pass. The trekking tracks are long, steep descents and a steep uphill path through the rocky paths and in the woods.
An average of 5 to 7 hours of the walk is required to reach each of the destinations. The more fit the hikers are, the more pleasant and comfortable the trip is to go on. If you have prior experience of such long hours walks or treks, it will be super beneficial for this journey. For those suffering from sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung disease, they are suggested to consult with their doctors.
Best Season for Ganesh Himal Trek
The best season to embark on Ganesh Himal Trek is March and April, with the blossoming rhododendron in the highlands and hills, and October and November, with the clear blue sky and stunning mountain vistas.
One of the best hiking and ascension seasons in the Himalayas, spring not only brings with it the sun and the milder temperatures but also gives the scenery a radiant, bright texture, to the flourishing wild flora, such as the famed big Rhododendrons.
Summer/Monsoon (June – August)
Summer usually leads in Nepal to monsoon rains from late May to the middle of September, hence hiking in Nepal is usually not suggested during this period. High heat, heavy rain, and uncomfortable circumstances are present during this period. But that doesn't mean that you can't appreciate the majesty of the Himalayas! It might be risky to do a trek during this time but the views are jaw-dropping.
Autumn (September – November)
After the monsoon leaves, the area of Himalaya is settled with dust-free skies and clean mountain images. Along with the natural beauty showcased, the cultural splendor gives another touch to the perfect vacation in the Himalayas in Nepal as the main festivals, Dashain and Tihar are celebrated during this period.
Winter (December – February)
Ganesh Himal Trek can be done in winter too as it offers clear sky and magnificent sunset views. But it will be quite difficult to walk as the snow might block the trails.
Daytime temperatures are fairly stable and constant, and the pure blue sky and the mountain are fantastic because of this. But the nights are much colder. If you love adventure and want to experience different, you might embark on this trek in winter too though it is not highly recommended.