Ganesh Himal is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. The Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal, that is the “Great Himalayan Chain” forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Buri Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.Trekking in Ganesh himal region is enriched with its rich Flora: the impressive display of berberis, primula, orchids and a variety of Ferns, the valleys set ablaze by yellow blossoms of double Jasmine, the forest dense with Spanish oak, blue pine, and in spring time blossoming of the rhododendron set whole forest alight in spectacular arrays of color. Another feature includes the abundance of crystals which is regarded valuable and precious stone.
The trekking route passes through quite Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers and magnificent sceneries. Ganesh Himal Trekking can be organized only camping. Moreover, you can visit zinc mines at Somdang
Highlights:See the unique Tamang village life up close, the first Royal Palace at Gorkha, enjoy stunning mountain views, untouched Himalayan forests, avoid the crowds of Annapurna and Everest regions.
Ganesh Himal Trek
Trip Duration: 15 days
Max. Altitude: 4600m
Season: Sep - May
Accommodation: 3 nights in Kathmandu & 11 nights in camp.
Transportation: private Deluxe Vehicle or local Bus
Group Size: Min 2 pax
# Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary.
# Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 2 star hotel to 4 star hotel with b'fast as per itinerary.
# Kathmandu sightseeing with English speaking guide.
# Kathmandu/Betrawati and Arughat/Kathmandu Transportation private or local .
# All entrance fees & permits during sightseeing & trekking
# All 3 meals and accommodation while on the camping trek.
# Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and 1 porter between 2person
# Experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew.
# Tents, mattress, cooking utensils
# Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee.( $ 40 per person for 30 days )
# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
# Other meals not stated (Lunch/Dinner) in Kathmandu.
# Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
# Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Personal spending money.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Kathmandu arrival (1350m) & Overnight in Hotel
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.
Kathmandu sightseeing. (5hrs) Over Night on Hotel
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
Kathmandu- Salangkhu Khola (680m/6hrs)
After breakfast drive to salakhu khola via Trisuli or drive to Betrawati and walk to Salakhu khola. Camp near by Trisuli river.
Salangkhu Khola-Kipchet Village (2140m/5.5hrs)
Kipchet Village – Gonga 3240m/5hrs
Kipchet Village – Gonga 3240m/5hrs
Gonga –Rupchet Kharka 4040m/6hrs
Rupchet-Singla -Sertung kharka 2480m/7hrs
Start after break fast to the pass (4600m) where from can see the all the panoramic views of Annapurnas, Dhulagiri with Manasalu, Ganesh himal and Langtang mountains. Left side of the trek there is a temple during the September full moonday of Janaipurnima local Samans comes up here with their drums at Singla Mahadev. It will be best views on the trip and descend down to camp still no village.
Serthung Kharka – Laba Dovan 1340m /5.5hrs
LabaDovan- Khadhing village 2660m/5hrs
Khading village -Nauban kharka 2500m /5hrs
Naubankahrka - Maghgoun 1500m /5.5hrs
Maghgoun- Aroghat Bazaar 530m /5hrs
Arughat - Kathmandu (6hrs)
Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) which takes about two hours. On the same day you drive back to Kathmandu. To reach Arughat Bazaar you trek descent path and then through leveled route. On the way, you pass few streams, villages, farming terraces, small forests. Most of the route moves along the river bank of Budhi Gandaki. Aarughat Bazzar covers small area with an old market. Here you find shops with minimal supply, motor able road, high school, health post, typical tea houses, small lodges and it lies at the bank of Budhi Gandaki river. Here the route to Manaslu trekking meets. You board vehicle at Arughat Bazaar to reach Kathmandu. This is one of the picturesque journeys. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu is famous for delicious fish. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.