Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) derives its name from the elephant-headed god Ganesha from the Hindu text. Ganesh Himal Trek of 15 days offers the best trekking experiences with an insight into cultures and the natural beauty of the entire Ganesh Himal region. In addition, Ganesh Himal mountain ranges lie within the close proximity of Kathmandu valley at around 70 km.
The trekking trail is relatively new, thus, you may not see as many tourists around but lets you trek in a peaceful environment with the chirping of birds, lush vegetation, beautiful landscape, and panoramic views of the mountain range in the backdrop.
After arrival, you go sightseeing at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. Our trek starts from Betrawati, our next destination - about 5 hours of drive from Kathmandu. We will walk past terraced farms and high-altitude settlements of the Tamangs during the trek.
The next day, you start your trek from Kispang followed by Thulo Chaur. Likewise, our trails lead us to Gonga, Rupchet, and Kharka on the following days. We reach Kharka by passing through Singla Pass at 4100 meters. Then, Borang, followed by Jharlang & to Kitang Phedi the very next day.
From Kitang Phedi, continuing the trek to Khahare and finally to Dhading Besi. The trek finishes at Dhading Besi and thus traces back to Kathmandu from here.
This trip grade is a moderate grade, i.e may require about 4-5 hiking each day. Thus, it can be done even by those who walk very little. But still, you can capture a lot of adventure during trekking.
The Ganesh Himal hiking route offers panoramic views of many mountains in the central Himalayan region including the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and more. Shing La Pass situated at 4200m is the highest point in this trek. On day 13th day, you come down to Dhading Besi and follow back to Kathmandu.
Ganesh Himal Trek Highlights
- Trek through amazing trekking route along with farmland and unspoiled forest
- Familiarize with the local culture of this region.
- Scenic views of the landscape and mountain views.
- 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.