Do you prefer silent trails to crowded ones? If so, you need to check out the Ganesh Himal Trek. From diverse topography and terraced hills to lush forests, this trek has it all.
The Ganesh Himal Trek has a significant meaning behind its name. Lord Ganesh is the name of a Hindu god who is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Lord Ganesh's head is similar to that of an elephant, and the peak of Ganesh Himal is similar to that of an elephant. Hence, the name Ganesh Himal was derived.
Owing to its significant resemblance to Lord Ganesh, we’ll now look at the varied vegetation of the Ganesh Himal region. As you traverse the trails, you’ll be amazed to look at the flora surrounding this region. The most special flora you can see are different species of Orchids, rhododendron trees, and also oak trees.
Now as for the landscapes, as you traverse the route, tall green forests, lakes, and waterfalls will dazzle your journey. On the walk, you’ll be rewarded with the views of Buddha Himal, Hiunchili, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and also the mighty Ganesh Himal. Another key feature of this trek is the Singa-La Pass at 4100m, the highest point of the trek. From the pass, you’ll be greeted with stunning views of Manaslu, Langtang, and Mt Ganesh Himal ranges.
We've got a fantastic team of trekking leaders waiting to assist you in your journey to the Ganesh Himal trek. Let;s get started!
- Explore the bustling city of Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal.
- Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.
- Interact with the local villagers and learn about lifestyle and traditions.
- Cross various village settlements and admire the architecture of the stone buildings.
- Marvel at the diverse species of vegetation that includes rhododendron trees, orchids, oak, and bamboo trees.
- Witness wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Gaur, Musk Deer, bears, and monkeys.
- Cross suspension bridges and wonder at the sight of waterfalls along the route.
- Mesmerize in the views of the ranges of Langtang Lirung, Buddha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa, and other mountains of western and central Nepal.
- Experience the accomplishment of crossing the Singa-La Pass and catching glimpses of the magnificent mountain ranges.
- Cross Singa-la pass and enjoy the beauty of black and white lakes. Get mesmerized as you see the stunning waterfall – Ganga and Jamuna!
The route we'll take for the Ganesh Himal Trek is exciting. Let's have a quick look at the route overview-
The trip starts upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where you'll meet one of our representatives holding a Nepal Hiking Team display board. After you meet them, he'll take you to the hotel where you can rest for the night. Later, a sightseeing tour is also organized, where we'll visit the UNESCO sites inside the Kathmandu Valley.
Next, we'll take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Betrawat Bazaar. You'll see beautiful landscapes, shopping hubs, small villages, and greeneries en route.
We will then start the hike toward Kispang, a small village where the villagers are primarily farmers. After an overnight stay, we'll resume the walk and cross local schools, monasteries, and waterfalls before reaching Thulo Chaur.
The hike continues, and we shall cross Gonga and then Rupchet. From Rupchet, we'll lead to Kharka, passing the Shing La Pass at 4100m. In the pass, you'll be rewarded with the spectacular views of Mount Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, and the surrounding Himalayas. Throughout the route, you’ll be staying at homestays which is comfortable.
After the ascend, we'll descend from Borang, Jharlang, and Kintang Phedi and then drive back to Kathmandu.
Have you been wondering when you should book for the Ganesh Himal trek? We understand that choosing dates can be intimidating; hence we want to offer a little help and suggest the best time for the trek.
The ideal months are in March-May and September- November. These months lies in the Spring and Autumn season, which are considered to be the best seasons. The moderate temperature and breezy wind will accompany you, making your hike wonderful.
In terms of difficulty, the Ganesh Himal Trek is an easy to moderate trek.
Even beginners can join the trek and experience the thrill of hiking.
Every day, the hike will range from 4-6 hours. There are uphill and downhill terrains but less challenging ones. You can walk slowly and take breaks in between as you wish.
Now, let's discuss the elevation of the Ganesh Himal Trek. The highest peak of this trek is 4100m. The itinerary is prepared carefully and with utmost care. We've kept in mind the risk of altitude sickness and, thus, have
Secondly, let's talk about the altitude level of the trek. The highest elevation that you'll reach is 2607m. At this level, there is little to no chance of altitude sickness.
Hence, you can be assured that the trek is an easy one.
We have some recommendations if you want to look for more trekking packages in the same region.
First of all, you can check out the Tamang Heritage Trek. It is a 14-day trek that lets you experience the Tamang culture and trek in their region.
Secondly, we've got the Langtang Valley Heli Trek. In this trek, you'll hike for 4 days and experience the clear views of the snow-capped mountains via a helicopter.
Please let us know which trekking package interests you, and we shall organize the trip. Wrapping it up, the Ganesh Himal Trek is a perfect choice for adventure seekers who yearn to create unforgettable memories.