Ganesh Himal Trek

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USD $ 1,299 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    15 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Sing La Pass (4,100 m) m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private and comfortable drive

  • Region/Type

    Ganesh Himal & Manaslu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

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.

Trek Highlights 

  • 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

Trek Difficulty 

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. 

Spring (March-May)

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. 

 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 minutes Drive to hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 m

One of our representatives from Himalayan Trekkers will welcome you at the arrival terminal at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your respective Hotel.

In the evening, you are free to explore Thamel, a major tourist hub packed with loud music, foodies, roamers, and numerous activities that give you a sense of the local way of life, as well as see temple structures at Thaity, Shree: Gha, and many other locations.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Kathmandu City Tour and Trek Preparation

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 1350 m

After a delicious breakfast, your city guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Kathmandu to Durbar Square. Until the twentieth century, it was the seat of monarchy and is now a living museum. It features monuments dating back over 800 years. Then you go to the Swayambhunath stupa, which is located about 3 kilometers from the city center on a mountaintop. The monkey temple is another name for it. Both of these locations have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you have forgotten something, you can go around Thamel in the afternoon to do some last-minute shopping for the trek.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 3: Drive to Kispang

🕑 6 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1600M

After an early morning meal, we set off on our major trip, taking local transportation out of the valley and north along the beautiful parkway. On crisp mornings, the scenery en route includes streams, terraced fields, towns, and views of the Alps. To Trishuli Bazaar, the underlying section of the route is moderately wonderful. The route soon becomes bumpy as it climbs to Kispang, today’s last destination.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Homestay

Day 4: Trek to Rupchet

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3850 M

From Kispang, we begin our ascent up the walking trail, passing through a vast expanse of fields and forests. It's an energizing and challenging first day as we climb through a beautiful field region, passing through ThuloKharka for lunch before continuing to Rupchet, an open region with nearby herder's safe houses where we can enjoy exceptional views of the surrounding domain and blanketed Himalayan peaks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 5: Trek to Tipling via Sing La Pass

🕑 6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4050 M

We start our walk from Rupchet making uphill, passing through late spring pasture terrain with wild ox, sheep, and cattle. Finally, we reach Singla Pass (4050 m), the highest point on our climb, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding region, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, and the imposing Ganesh Himal to the west. From here, we traverse through more field meadows with breathtaking views, passing through thick forest with pine, rhododendron (pink, red & white), and oak trees, as well as an excellent waterfall and a religious community, before arriving in the fields of the charming houses of Tipling (2078 m) .

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 6: Trek to Chalish Gaon via Sertung

🕑 3/4 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1800 M

Today's journey will be short and easy as we make our way to Shertung and Chalis Gaon (1800 m). We begin by descending through the tranquil jungle, across a river, and contouring to the beautiful settlement of Chalish Gaon, which is nestled in an exquisite environment. Shertung village lies about 100 meters above Chailsh Gaon at 1875 m, and these wonderful communities offer plenty of opportunities to explore or simply rest while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding farms and green valley below. Gurung, Tamang, and Dalit people primarily inhabit Shertung and Chalish Gaon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp/Homestay

Day 7: Trek to Rachyet Gaon

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1775 m

We leave Chalish Gaon and start our hike all the way up to Neber, a beautiful Tamang town. From this settlement, you may get a close-up glimpse of the Ganesh Himal, which is spectacular. Then the trail passes past the charming village of Tir on its way to the welcoming villages of Rachyat Gaon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 8: Trek to Khading Gaon via Lapa Gaon

🕑 6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1850 M

Today we travel across a very interesting rural landscape. We continue to Laphchyat, a lovely Gurung community with over 30 houses. We trek up a beautiful shaded stone route that leads up the hill, followed by a long hike through the village's terraced hills. Finally, we arrive in Lapagaon (1850 m), a large traditional village with a river running through it and a vast playground on a plateau. Khading (2025 m), one of the main Gurung settlements in the region, is located above Lapagaon. The locals are kind, outgoing, and eager about performing cultural dances to traditional music.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp/Homestay

Day 9: Trek to Ri Gaon

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1450 M

Breakfast will be served at Khading Gaon, after which we will trek a short distance downhill before turning right into Chyamchat hamlet. The walk continues past small communities, paddy terraces, and jungle until it reaches Kutawal, where it will stop for lunch. Then we proceed on to Ri Gaon via Tawal. Ri Gaon is a big settlement populated primarily by Tamang and Dalit people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Homestay/Tented Camp

Day 10: Trek to Phulkharka

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1310 M

Soon after breakfast, we proceed for a relatively easy hike. We will cross the paddy terraces to the more open valley after passing through many Brahmin and Dalit settlements. We finally arrive in Phulkharka gaon, which is home to a large number of Brahmins. We'll stop for lunch along the route and dine at a small guesthouse for dinner. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Homestay/Tented Camp

Day 11: Trek to Jyamrung Danda/Durbar

🕑 6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1550 M

Continuing through rice fields, passing through a tiny settlement. We hike along the Ankhu Khola river, passing through a number of towns along the way. Our walk will be spectacular thanks to the lovely rice fields, terraces, and villages. We take a short pause near Rine for a dinner break before continuing to Jyamrung Durbar/Danda, a historically significant locality where the ruins of a centuries-old palace of the regional king can still be seen here. It is a fantastic spot to watch the sunrise and sunset, as well as the general mountain views of the Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu ranges.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local Lodge

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu Via Dhading Bensi

🕑 4/5 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1350 m

We can enjoy the sunrise in the mountains, have breakfast, and walk for approximately 1  hour through Palpa Bhanjyang to Dhading Besi. It is a beautiful descent through a beautiful area of woods, abundant farmland, and quaint towns. On the way, we could have a peek at the stunning Dhading Besi. We can eat lunch here, then start our driving journey along Prithvi Highway to Katmandu.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 13: Leisure Day

Max Altitude: 1350 m

Today is an extra day for resting or exploring some of the Kathmandu Valley’s iconic landmarks. You can also visit some massage centers and spas for relaxation and explore the markets to buy some gifts for your friends and family. 

In the evening, you will be invited for the farewell dinner with the Himalayan Trekkers Team at an authentic Nepali restaurant where you can have delicious Nepali cuisine with a cultural display. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 14: Departure Day

With a bundle of memories and fun, the trip ends here. You will be transferred to the airport for your return journey to your home. We hope to hear from you soon!

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport transfers on a private vehicle 
  • Category hotel/resort accommodation on twin/DBL sharing basis with breakfast in Kathmandu 
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation during the trek 
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea) during the trek
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) 
  • Heritage Entrance Fees 
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu 
  • All Government Taxes & official expenses

 

Excludes

  • International airfares and departure tax
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Meals in Kathmandu 
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses like beverages, laundry, internet, phone bills, snacks, etc. 
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’

While staying in Kathmandu, we offer 4 nights in category hotel/resort accommodations on a twin/double sharing basis and 9 nights in tents/teahouse/lodge double shared lodgings during the period of trekking. 

Note: Single occupancy with a single surcharge is also available upon request.

Meals 

The package cost includes all the breakfasts in Kathmandu and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee) during the trekking period. 

Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu are not included in the packages but you will be able to choose from many Nepali and international cuisines to suit your taste and budget. The menus in the Ganesh Himal region consist of basic Nepali cuisines and local recipes. The food there is hygienic, nutritious, and fresh as the people there are into agriculture. For your health, we strongly recommend liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, garlic soup (must) during the walks in the Himalayan region. 

Also, you will be served either welcome dinner or farewell dinner in Kathmandu depending upon your arrival time.

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