Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek - 13 Days

Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek

Trip Info

Trip Duration

13 Days

Max Altitude

Singla Pass 4200 m



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Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek Overview

Ganesh Himal is situated in Central Nepal to the northwest of Kathmandu. This is one of the lesser trodden areas where the trekkers are yet to create much of their footprints. The region is predominantly inhabited by the people of the Tamang community but also has a mixture of other ethnic groups.

Singla Pass is located at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level. It gives an extraordinary panoramic view of the Himalayan snowcapped peaks. There are three groups of peaks between Kathmandu and Pokhara namely, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and the Manaslu, also including the Annapurna Range.

Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek is for those people who would like to make a different experience rather than taking the more popular ones. The magnificent natural beauty, the quaint mountaintop villages and the welcoming hospitality of the Highlanders are the obvious reasons to trek this region.

In addition, this region is rich in various flora and fauna species. The best season to visit this region is between September to November and also February to June. In fact, the low elevation of this area makes it an all-season trek. The trail starts from Kathmandu and continues till Balche. Balche is a small town located on the borders of the Nuwakot District in the south and Rasuwa District in the north. Balche is a fairly large bazaar town about 30 km north of Trishuli.

Glimpse of Ganesh Himal Singla Pass Trek

  • It is one of the best trekking trails in central Nepal.
  • Plentiful flora and fauna, magnificent village scenery and the welcoming people of the mid-hills.
  • Passing through Sing La pass (4050m), Pangsang pass (3850m) and Mangni Pass.
  • Inspiring views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli and other snow-capped peaks.
  • Experiencing a broad diversity of exceptional wildlife and birds including rare and rare animals like Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himali Thar, Wild Yak, Musk Deer, Wild Boar and more than 300species of birds.
  • Historical and traditional experience of Tamang People.


  • Guaranteed Satisfaction
  • Transparent Price
  • No hidden fees
  • Experience of a More than two decade
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

US$ 1,115 P/P

US$ 1,115.00

US$ 50.18


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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Your flight to Kathmandu will be stunning and scenic as you will see the mesmerizing view of Himalayan Range with the natural beauty. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet you and assist you to the respective hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 2: Hal-day Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

You will have half-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley as Kathmandu valley is popular as the “City of Temples”. We will take you to some of these ancient temples and Palaces and the rest of the day you can do last moment shopping for the trek by consulting with your guide.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 3: Drive to Bhalche
5-6 hrs drive
Max Altitude: 1,850 m

We will take an early morning private four-wheeler to drive from Kathmandu to Bhalche Gaon taking approximately 5 + hrs. This is also the gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic beauty is all around us as we drive past through Trisuli Bazaar and Betrawati. The roads are a narrow and a bit zigzag that gives the drive an adventurous feel. You can start your trek on the same day but the rough and tough driving would probably exhaust you and spending a night in Bhalche will give you an excellent opportunity to acclimatize.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays
Day 4: Trek to Gonzaga / Rupchet
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,850 m

After breakfast, we will trek a bit uphill. From this vantage point, you can have a breathtaking view of the Bhalche village. The trek continues to pass through the high tropical jungle and mesmerizing landscape. We will arrive in Thulo Kharka and stop for lunch after which we will continue to walk towards Rupchet where you will find a beautiful campsite and a yak hut. It has amazing hillside views and its peripheral views are awe-inspiring.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 5: Trek to Shertung via Singla Pass
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,200 m

After breakfast, we trek all the way to the hilltop near Singla Pass (4050m) having the best almost 270 degrees panoramic mountain views of Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal ranges, Mt. Manaslu ranges and a few Annapurna ranges. You can soak in the beauty all around and then trek all the way down to Shertung gaon passing through the high tropical jungle of rhododendron, pine, oak, fir, Himalayan bamboo and a surprising variety of wildlife with many Kharkas (cow, sheep and goat huts). Along the way, you can also have a glimpse of the Iljyang waterfall and its surrounding landscape that is an extraordinary experience. On the way, we will make a quick visit to the Panchayat monastery and finally arrive in Shertung village.

Shertung is inhabited mainly by the Tamang community. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a legend, two brothers came here in search of gold that they had seen in their dream and thus the settlement was born. Tamang people have their own rich culture which is displayed for the visitors. The Jhankri or shaman dance, Ghode or horse dance are said to have been brought from Tibet long ago. Jankri (shaman) activity is robust in this territory with the worship of natural forces and indigenous local deities interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist practices.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 6: Trek to Nheber Gaon via Chalishgaon & hot spring
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 2,020 m

After having breakfast, we will walk for nearly 30 minutes downhill till we arrive in Chalish; the most stunning village of the area where a majority of Gurung people and a small portion of Dalit people live together. The trek continues till Tatopani (hot spring) where you can enjoy a dip in the lukewarm water and then have lunch. This is probably the best hot springs in the area but tourist infrastructure has not developed yet (lodge, meals, etc….) One can, however, have a packed lunch from Shertung village or from Chalish village. After lunch, we will trek all way up to the pristine Tamang village named Neber. From this village, you can have a breathtaking view of the Ganesh Himal from a very close range. You can enjoy the hospitality of the Highlanders.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 7: Trek to Lapa Village via Timal Pass
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,850 m

After having our breakfast, we will trek all the way up to Timla Pass (3850 m/12,705Ft) walking for about 2 hours. On the way, you can have a look at the most stunning Ganesh Himal ranges and the Langtang Himal ranges too. There is a variety of flora and fauna in the region that will make it a memorable moment for you. Passing through a dense Himalayan alpine jungle is another charm of the trek. Trek with a local guide is highly recommended as trek trail is not well marked in this area.

Water will be available but there is no facility for a tea house as yet. After enjoying the scenery, we will trek all the way down taking the stone steps and a bit slippery downhill path, we will reach Lapchat gaon. It is a charming Gurung village with nearly 30 homes. From here we cross the Lapa Khola on a box bridge and ascend along a trail surrounded by fields to the walled compound of a newly built hospital of the large town of Lapa gaon with over 400 homes. Lapa gaon is a big community of Tamang people. Here you will have ample opportunities to learn more about the Tamang culture. It has at least two local guesthouses and villagers are initiating to build more lodges for the tourists. You will get a simple food and simple dormitory shelter but it is good enough for a night halt.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays
Day 8: Trek to Ri Gaon
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,550 m

We will have breakfast at Lapa Gaon and then trek a bit downhill and then turn right to Chyamchat village. In front of you lies the Jharlang area and down in the gorge Ankhu Khola that are reasons enough for anyone to stop and admire the view. But it's a hilly terrain, so walking very carefully is highly recommended. Passing through the local villages, paddy terraces and a little bit of jungle, we finally arrive at Katuwal village where we stop for lunch and then continue via Tawal to Ri Gaon. RI village has a big community of Tamang people and Dalit. Local houses provide spaces that are good enough for the night. Community lodges are being built by the locals for the trekkers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays
Day 9: Trek to Phulkharka
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,210 m

Today is a comparatively easy trek. Passing many of the Brahmin and Dalit villages we will cross the paddy terraces to the more open valley. After reaching here we finally arrive at Phulkharka gaon where a lot of Brahmin people live. We will have lunch along the way and have dinner at the local guesthouse. These facilities are well developed in this area for both the domestic and the international tourist.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays
Day 10: Trek to Jyamrung Durbar/Danda
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,550 m

We walk to Ankhu Khola side and the villages along the way make it an interesting trek. But the low altitude of the valley can make it slightly difficult to walk in summer. We will have our lunch at the Rine riverside local restaurant and then trek uphill to Jyamrung Durbar/danda which is historically popular. It is said that the king of the Jyamrung used to live here. The centuries-old palace is still visible here. This is one of the best spots to experience the sunrise and set over the massive mountains of the Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal ranges and Manaslu ranges. We will stay the night at a local guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse/lodge/tea house
Day 11: Trek to Dhading Besi & drive back to Kathmandu
2-3 hrs trek & 3-4 hrs drive
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

We can see the beautiful sunrise over the mountains, have breakfast and then trek via Todoke danda to Dhading Besi walking for about 2 ½ hours. On the way, we can have glimpses of the mesmerizing Dhading Besi and its surrounding views. Dhading Besi is the headquarter of Dhading district where government administration offices are based. We can have lunch here and then take a bus drive back to Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 12: Free Day / leisure on your own
3-4 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today it is the free day either you can explore the city area and do last moment shopping / Souvenirs for your friends and families or you can visit some popular landmarks of Kathmandu valley. In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers by enjoying a cultural show. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu
30 mins

Although, it is a sad moment to say goodbye we will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your departure and takes feedback on the trip. Hope to see you again in Nepal for another holiday!

Meals: Breakfast

What is included / not included


  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • All airport transfers
  • All gournd transportation
  • Guide and Porter fees
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek/as per the itinerary
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis 
  • Best available accommodation during the trek/as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Professional english speaking guide
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All government taxes and official expenses


  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Beverage expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section


Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

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