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Ganesh Himal Trekking

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Overview

Ganesh Himal trekking lies in central eastern region of Nepal, one of the most isolated, less demanding trek routes located on the lap of langtang Himalayas. Ganesh Himal region is still very famous to explore Red Panda which is an endanger animal of Nepal. A trek to Ganesh mountain offers an excellent view of Ganesh himal I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV, Mount Manasalu, Langtang and Annapurna mountains. Ganesh named after the elephant-headed God which symbolized as a Good of fortune. Not only this but also it is untouched natural splendor of Great Himalayan Chain forming the skyline. The trek goes along the dense forest with blue pine, oak and Rhododendrons. Travelling into ganesh mountain especially in spring time, the blossoming of Rhododendron sets the whole forest alight in a spectacular array of colors. Ganesh Himal or ganesh mountain trek is a home of several wild animals such as Himalayan wild goat, deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and particularly birds and wild flowers. Ganesh Himal trek can be done in any time (except winter) through out the year.

Why people choose ganesh himal Trekking?

Ganesh himal trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Langtang and Ganesh Himal family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 2600 m low elevation to 4600 meter , very less demanding, with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. The trail offers very very basic accommodation most of the places along the trek routes run by the local inhabitants however Tent trek is still necessary. The trek begins from Uttar Gaya of Betrawori and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.

Ganesh himal trekking highlights

Langtang with ganesh himal family, abundant flora and fauna, Explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Panoramic views of snow covered mountains, Walk through the Helembu valley. Mountains rise soaring toward the sky.

Ganesh himal trekking grades:

This trek / hiking is suitable for any walker looking for something a less than challenging which does not require you to have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Best season / time to visit Ganesh himal trekking

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.

Ganesh Himal trekking outline itinerary

Day 01:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel,B/B Plan Day 02:Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati , 6 hrs Day 03:Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1850m), 6 hrs Day 04:Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur ( 2350m), 5 hrs Day 05:Trek from Thulo Chaur – Gonga ( 3000m), 4 hrs Day 06:Trek to Shing La pass (4400m) or Sing La Top (aprx. 4600m and Cherma (aprx . 2900m): 8 hrs Day 07:Trek from Cherma to Meyghang (2300m), 6 hrs Day 08:Trek from Meyghang to Darkha, 7 hrs Day 09:Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar: 6:30 hrs Day 10:Explore day at Khahare Day 11:Drrive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus: 8 hrs Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu with same road Day 13:Final departure
Itinerary

Ganesh Himal trek detail itinerary

Our trek to Ganesh Himal is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the glacier. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike but are walking with in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary.

Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Betrawati, 6 hrs

You will drive north of Kathmandu via Trishuli Bazaar (Shoping center for local people, mix caste people from different village. During the journey, you can pass famous hill station Kakani and Ranipauwa where you could see the langtang Himalayan range in close distance.

Day 03: Trek from Betrawati to Kispang (1850m/6,050 ft): 6 hrs

Today our trail is uphills and we follow mostly the way gently up and we explore the local village and their tradition so on finally we will be in Kispang.

Day 04: Trek from Kispang to Thulo Chaur ( 2350m/7,685 ft): 5 hrs

Today our trek is really pleasant so gradually uphills. On the way we will pass the Tamang village and their culture, some of the places we meet monastery and gorgeous natural waterfall and we stay in Thulo Chaur.

Day 05: Trek from Thulo Chaur – Gonga ( 3000m/9,810 ft): 4 hrs

At the beginning uphill walk and gradual uphill through rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal all the way to Gonga, which is our camp site. You could see Langtang Lirung and Gosainkunda mountain ranges from here.

Day 06: Trek over Sing La hill station top ridge (aprx. 4600m/15,042 and Cherma (aprx . 2900m / 9,483 ft): 8 hrs

It would be long day to finished so this day also will interesting to see amazing mountain views with sunrise when we reach on the crown this is the highest pass in this trekking and we decent down to Cherma. A trek to cross over singla or Shing La pass (4400m) trekking is also very popular in this region.

Day 07: Trek from Cherma to Meyghang (2300m/7,521 ft): 6 hrs

On the way we follow the forest with juniper, pine trees and other many more. We meet the village with Tamang ethnic group with fabulous mountain views..

Day 08: Trek from Meyghang to Darkha, 7 hrs

Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek through ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal with Manaslu, thick forest, mystical waterfall, farming terraces and villages Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here you can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance.

Day 09: Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar: 6:30 hrs

The descend along the river bank until you reach Khahare, there is a big market at Khahare Bazaar with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of farming terrace.

Day 10: Explore day at Khahare

There are many things to do for you today as there is school. You are welcome to visit the school and there is a river where we can go for swimming & fishing. Also we could explore the local market and and their lifestyle.

Day 11: Drrive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus: 8 hrs

The road till Dhading bensi moves through unpaved road and then you drive along the well paved road until you reach Kathmandu It can be best defined as scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu with same road

After breakfast, catch a coach to to return Kathmandu valley. After reaching in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives

Day 13: Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Cost

How much does ganesh himal trek cost?

Ganesh himal trek cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trekking
  • Tented accommodation while you are on trekking days
  • Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
  • Kathmandu – Syabrubensi – Kathmandu as a round trip by bus transfer.
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience to do Ganesh Himal trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on ganesh himal trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in ganesh himal, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along ganesh himal trekking?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on ganesh himal express Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on ganesh himal trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on ganesh himal short trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Ganesh himal trekking faq

    1. Trip Duration: 13 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4,600m / 15,042 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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