Trekking and Walking

Ganesh Himal Trek

Nepal

Ganesh Himal Trek

Trip Rating

N/A

Trip Duration

15 Days

Trial Access

Private and comfortable drive

Country

Nepal

Max Altitude

Sing La Pass 4100 M

Activity Level

moderate

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Best Season

Spring (Mar, Apr)

Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

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.

Trip Plan

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.

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$ 1,299

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

Himalayan trekkers representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner with cultural program in the evening. The trekking guide will accompany you to the dinner and you can put forward your final queries before you start the trek with us.

Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Half day sightseeing & trek preparation

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

After a nice breakfast, an experienced city guide will accompany you through the small alleys into the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The seat of royalty until the 20th century and a living museum. It has monuments as old as 800 years old. Then you visit the Swayambhunath stupa situated on a hilltop about 3 km away from the city center. It is also referred to as the monkey temple. Both of these places are UNESCO world heritage sites. You can go around Thamel in the afternoon for last-minute shopping for the trek if you have missed something.

Breakfast

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Drive to Betrawati & trek to Sole

5-6 hrs drive & an hour walk

850 m

We have a short but tiring drive today that lasts about 5 hours. We end the drive to Betrawati via Trishuli, which is a big town on the Pasang Lamu Highway. After a short walk from Betrawati, we reach our campsite at Sole. In the evening we will explore the local area, terraced farms and meet people who are always curious about foreigners.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 4

Trek to Kispang

5-6 hrs

1,600 m

Our destination of the day is Kispang situated at 1600 m from sea level. We will have lunch after 3 hours of walk and then continue another 2 hours before reaching Kispang. This is not a tiring day as we gradually go up and enjoy the day through the villages where the majority of the people are seen busy in their farms. Have fun in the campsite with the staff as they sing and dance with you.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 5

Trek to Thulo Chaur

4-5 hrs

2,220 m

Another short yet interesting day is ahead of us. We start our day with a hot breakfast served by the camping crew and head towards Thulo chaur. The trail passes through the settlement of Tamang people, an ethnic group of Mongolian origin who follow both Hinduism and Buddhism. We reach Thulo Chaur after about 5 hours with a lunch break in between. Overnight stay at camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 6

Trek to Gonga

5-6 hrs

2,900 m

The trail today goes through a dense forest with pine vegetation. As we are going high to Gonga almost at 3000m from sea level we have a steep climb with few descents in between. During the walk through the forest, there are healthy chances of an encounter with wild animals such as wild pigs, small deers, Monkeys of different species and others. Today is the first day when you see the Ganesh Himal from the trail so as soon as you reach Gonga in the mid-afternoon go mountain hunting with your lenses.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 7

Trek to Rupchet

5-6 hrs

3,635 m

After walking 4 days you start feeling higher altitude and change in vegetation in a significant way, which is much more enjoyable than walking in lower altitudes. We still continue through the trail and walk past the forest of rhododendron and pine trees before reaching Rupchet situated at 3635. Consult your trekking guide for any problems regarding high altitudes. Enjoy the nice dinner in the evening and go to bed early as you have to wake up early tomorrow for climbing up the Shing la pass!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 8

Trek to Kharka via the Sing La Pass

9 hrs

4,100 m

Today is the most exciting day of the trip. You will be on top of Shing la pass in 7 hours. We start the day early and walk towards Kharka and before that climb the Shing La Pass. This is not an easy climb but once you reach the top you are rewarded the best view of the majestic mountains of the Himalayas including Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu and many more even in the Tibetan side. Going down to Kharka is easier after you cross the pass. Rest in the evening before dinner. Go to bed early to prepare for the next day trip.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 9

Trek to Borang

5-6 hrs

1,800 m

We leave Kharka today and head toward Borang. As we have started the second leg of the trip we will go down in terms of altitude. The journey takes the transition from silent forests to small villages still very quiet. After walking for 6 hours and a lunch break in between you will find yourself with the Tamangs of Borang. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 10

Trek to Jharlang

5-6 hrs

1,700 m

After a warm breakfast, we head towards Jharlang today. The walk most of the day is through terraced farms and their owners working for the next harvest. The trail ascends and descends gently and in 6 hours you reach the beautiful village of Jharlang.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays

Day 11

Trek to Kintang Phedi

5-6 hrs

1,200 m

The walk from Jharlang to Kitang Phedi is about 6 hours, walking through small streams, terraced fields and some small settlements with people of different cultures and religion. The Mountain View might disappear as we go down. The hills although are very scenic and beautiful giving you some other feelings than the mountains. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays/ tented camp

Day 12

Trek to Khahare

5-6 hrs

1,000 m

We walk along a river for a couple of hours before starting an ascent of more than 3 hours. We will camp in Khahare. Explore the village and surrounding in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ homestays

Day 13

Trek to Dhading Besi & drive back to Kathmandu

2 hrs trek and 5-6 hrs drive

1,350 m

We will start the day around 8 after breakfast and walk for a little more than an hour before reaching Dhading Besi, where our transport will be waiting for us to take us back to Kathmandu. In the evening drink in one of the bars in Thamel is worthy to remove the tiredness of the trek.

Breakfast & Lunch

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 14

Leisure/ free day

1,350 m

Today you are free on your own to do all of your personal kinds of stuff like shopping, laundry, etc. You can rest for the day. You can explore Thamel and old markets like Ason, Indra chowk in the evening.

Breakfast

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 15

Final departure

30 mins

After breakfast, you will be see-off by our representative for you to catch your flight. With the hope of seeing you soon again in Nepal, we wish you have a safe journey back home.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

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

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. 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 places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid 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.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Entry Fees
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea) during Trek
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes & official expenses 

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section

Gearlist

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing