Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) derives its name from the elephant-headed god Ganesha in the Hindu text. Ganesh Himal Trek, of 15 days, offers the best trekking experiences with an insight into the cultures and natural beauty of the entire Ganesh Himal region.
In addition, the Ganesh Himal mountain ranges are located in the close vicinity of the Kathmandu Valley, about 70 km. The trekking trail is relatively new, therefore you may not see as many tourists around, but it allows you to hike in a peaceful environment with lush vegetation, beautiful scenery, and panoramic views of the mountain range of background.
Ganesh Himal Trek Route
After your arrival, you visit Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our trek begins on the third day after a drive to Betrawati, our next destination, approximately 5 hours drive from Kathmandu. We will pass terraced farms and high-altitude settlements of the Tamangs during the hike.
The next day, you start your trek from Kispang followed by Thulo Chaur. Also, our trails lead us to Gonga, Rupchet and Kharka in the following days. We reached Kharka passing through Singla Pass at 4100 meters. Then Borang, followed by Jharlang and Kitang Phedi the next day.
From Kitang Phedi, continuing the trek to Khahare and finally to Dhading Besi. The trek ends in Dhading Besi and thus goes back to Kathmandu from here.
This travel difficulty rating is moderate, meaning it may require 4-5 hours of trekking per day.
The Ganesh Himal hiking trail offers panoramic views of many mountains in the central Himalayas, such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and more. Shing La Pass, located at 4200 m, is the highest point on this hike. On the 13th, go down to Dhading Besi and return to Kathmandu.
Ganesh Himal Trek Highlights
- Kathmandu City Tour at UNESCO Wolrd heritage sites
- 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.