Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trek

Duration
13 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4100m
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 People
  • Best Time
    January - May and Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Ganesh Himal Trek covers the route that lies just west to the Langtang National Park but your journey will be nothing less than any other treks to Langtang region of Nepal. The terraced hills, lush forests, diverse topography and Tamang culture are the essences that makes Ganesh Himal Trek a worthy one. As you walk along your trail, you will experience diverse vegetation in just a single day that ranges from sub-tropical vegetation region to alpine vegetation region. The vibrant settlements of Tamang people will help you get some insights on people, their unique culture and tradition. Ganesh Himal Trek is a true pleasure of walking in the less travailed trails to a heavenly paradise that lies somewhere in between lush hills and forests in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayan ranges.

The name “Ganesh” comes from a Hindu deity – Lord Ganesh whose head is similar to that of a wild elephant. The peak of Ganesh Himal resembles to that of an elephant therefore popular as Ganesh Himal. Ganesh Himal Trek is an exciting trek that lets you experience the beauty of vibrant villages, picturesque mountains, glacier and spectacular landscape. The surrounding beauty of Ganesh Himal is an enchanting memory that you’ll behold, throughout your journey. Since the vegetation varies from sub-tropical to alpine during the journey, the trekking route is a home to diversity of flora and faunas.  Owing to its diverse vegetation and landscape, Ganesh Himal region possesses around 526 species of plants and 300 species of birds and animals that includes Himalayan Thar, Gaur, Musk deers, monkeys and many other birds. The region is rich in orchids. Ganesh Himal region has around 40 different species of orchids. The company of rhododendron trees, lakes and waterfalls along your way will make your journey more vibrant and lively.

So, get ready to relish this journey that commences after the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We drive to Betrawati from where we initiate our trek. We pass forests, villages, lakes and waterfalls to acknowledge the beauty that Ganesh Himal and other mountains like Langtang Lirung, Buddha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa and other mountains of western and central Nepal. Cross Singa-la pass and enjoy the beauty that lies in black and white lakes. Get mesmerized as you see the stunning waterfall – Ganga and Jamuna!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Betrawati. (850m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 04: Betrawati to Kispang (1600m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 05: Kispang to Thulo Chaur (2200m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 06: Thulo Chaur to Gonga (2900m) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 07: Gonga to Rupchet (3635m) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 08: Rupchet to Kharka (2500m) via the Shing La Pass (4100m) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 09: Karka to Borang (1800m) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 10: Borang to Jharlang (1700m) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 11: Jharlang to Kintang Phedi (1200m) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu by private jeep, 8-9 hours

Day 13: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by the private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees, and vehicle
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced guide required the number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-Shirt (yours to keep)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All necessary permits during the trek
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa:
  • All cold drinks such as alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.