Ganesh Himal Trek - Travel into the Skies
Situated in central Nepal, the Ganesh Himal trek is ideal for travelers who wish to dive into the beauty of nature. Picturesque villages, glaciers and snowcapped mountains welcome travelers. The trek is filled with astonishingly beautiful landscapes. A place unlike any other in the world, so beautiful and full of natural splendor, will definitely leave you spellbound. The peak has been named as the ‘Ganesh Himal’ because of the uncanny resemblance it bears with the Hindu deity ‘Ganesh’, known as the God of Good Fortune. The mighty Ganesh Himal partitions the Langland and Annapurna ranges, offering trekkers a glimpse into the life and culture of the people of Nepal.
Although not many people have visited the trek, anyone who goes on this trek once becomes enchanted by the beautiful surroundings and wishes to come back again, a fact corroborated by the testimonials of the people who have visited it. Singala pass, Dharka, Jasail Kunda, Jyamrung, Kasigaun, Khanchok and Gorkha offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges, that seem to touch the skies. Home to around 526 species of plants, 40 species of orchids, 300 species of birds, the Himalayan thar and gaur, different monkeys and musk deers, the rich flora and fauna of the place will awe most nature lovers. As you travel along the trek, you are greeted by beautiful rhododendron flowers, the national flower of Nepal, the black and white lakes, the waterfalls- Ganga and Jamuna, and an amazing array of beautiful peaks and mountains.
The aesthetically pleasing village of Gorkha has a unique old world charm about it. The beautiful temples of Gorakhnath and Kali are thronged by worshippers throughout the day. The trek offers a picture postcard view of the beautiful snow capped mountains and ancient villages.
The mesmerizing geography of the place is something to be felt not seen. The trek beckons adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers to come and experience the beauty of nature in all its untouched glory. Experience the joy of traveling 6000 meters above sea level.
Itinerary in Details
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel. B.B
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel. B.B
Day 03: Drive to Pairo Bensi (800m) 6 hrs.
It takes about 6 hrs scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pairo Bensi. Pairo Bensi is a small Village next to Trisuli River. Enjoy the first overnight in tent under the glooming stars and moreover near to river bank. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 04: Trek to Kispang- (1900m) 5 hrs.
Wake up under the sky and get ready for the first walking day of your trek. It's up hill walk for about 3 hrs to the village called satdobato and then gradual uphill walk for another 2 hrs to our camping site call Kispang. Enjoy your walk through the mixed villages on this day. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 05: Trek to Gonga- (2800m) 6-7 hrs.
It is steady 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. Overnight at tented camp. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 06: Trek to Rupchet- (3635m) 5 hrs.
Another uphill walk for about 5 hrs through rhododendron forest takes you to Rupchet. Overnight at tented camp, alpine area looking at the Langtang mountain range.
Day 07: Rest day in Rupchet for acclimatize- explore around Rupchet. B.L.D
Day 08: Trek to Shing la pass (4100m) - Larkap- (approx. 3700m) 4 hrs.
Get your camera ready for the spectacular mountain views from Shing la pass which offers some over eight thousand meters mountains. From Rupchet we trek steep uphill walk for 2 hrs to Shing La pass from where you could have great Mountain View of Ganesh himal, Manaslu, Annapurna range, fishtail, Langtang range, Gosainkunda range, Tibetan range and more. After the pass it is downhill walk for one hour to Larkap. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 09: Trek to Pangsang la - (3800m) - Somdan 3200m- 7 hrs.
It's up hill and ridge walk to Pangsang la and from here plan walk through rhododendron forest and enjoy full day of great Mountain View while you are walking from Larkap to Somdan. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 10: Trek to Gatlang (2500m) 5 hrs.
First it’s flat walk and then after uphill walk though khupi bangyang pass (3600m) and then downhill walk to Gatlang. In Gatlang there is a small holy lake. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 11: Trek to Sano Haku- (2300m) 6 hrs.
It’s about 1 hrs uphill through forest and gradual downhill all through villages to Sanu Haku. Mountain View could be seen as well. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 12: Trek to Mailung- (1200m) 6 hrs.
Downhill walk through forest and fields takes us to Mailung, a small Tamang village at the river bank. Be in touch with local Tamang people with their typical life style and customs. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 13: Trek to Pairo bensi- (800m) 4 hrs.
Gradual walk for about 4 hrs following the Trisuli River takes us to Peirobensi which is out last camp in mixed village of Pairobensi. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu- (1337m) 6 hrs. Overnight tented camp. B.L.D
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu for your independent activities. Overnight at Hotel. B.L.D
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Day 17: Transfer to the International Airport for your home departure. B. “Farewell”
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
- Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
- Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
- An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
- All necessary permits and TIMS fees
- Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
- All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by bus/jeep
- Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during Manaslu Trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T - Shirt (yours to keep)
- Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
- First aid medical kit bag.
- All government and local taxes.
- Office service charge.
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Hot and cold showers during the trek
- Personal shopping and laundry
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$ 1500.00*
Get USD 150.00 OFF per person
For a booking of two or more people.
Trip Length: 16 days
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Max Elevation: 4,100m/Shing la pass
Meal: Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Transportation: Private jeep/bus
Best Month: Sept - Nov and Mar - May
Group Size: 02 Minimum and 12 Maximum
Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
Scenic bus driving to Pairo Bensi
Trek on non touristy trail, visit Tibetan traditional Sherpa and Tamang village
Abundant wildlife and flowers into Langtang national park, amazing views of Langtang ri, Ganesh Himal, langsisa..
I am writing to express to you and other readers that I had a completely wonderful trekking trip in Nepal in March/April, 2011, organized by your company, Nepal Hiking Team. My friend and I spent 14 days trekking with your company guide Hari and two porters into the Upper Mustang Valley near the border of Tibet.
Rob Adams and Garfield Saunders
Victoria, BC Canada
Greetings from Poland!
Finally at home! We would like to thank you very much for the time we've spent together. It was a real pleasure to trek with you to amazing Kingdom of Lo Manthang. We are happy to tell that we've already recommended your team to our friends. All of us are considering coming back to Himalaya Mountain . More
Urbaniak family, Poland
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