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

Mark, USA My family of four went to Everest Base Camp just before the pandemic hit the world. It was a long-awaited family vacation. We go camping whenever we can. But my teen boys were worried about being in the remote mountains for two weeks. Nonetheless, they were still up for a challenge. We knew about Nepal Hiking Team through a family friend. They previously did one of their treks and had only lovely things to say about their services. And we, too, listening to their experience, contacted Nepal Hiking Team for our family vacation. They were cautious with our requests and requirements. They were quick in responding to our questionable amount of inquiries. They were always thorough and prompt. Likewise, our pill of happiness and motivation, our guide Bhim was always there to encourage us whenever we felt it wasn't easy to go forward. He assured us we could finish the journey, and we did too. He never forgot to remind us to stay hydrated and that also on an hourly basis. He routinely checked our pulses to check our oxygen level and was always asking if we needed anything. The trekking team took good care of us during the trek. As much as our safety was given a priority, they made sure we were enjoying our trek as well. He was a master of trekking and had every bit of information about the mountains. He knew the mountains' names and continued to amaze us with his knowledge of mountains and their people. Our family vacation was fantastic, and its praise goes to the company and our talented guide Bhim. Without him and our robust porters, we would not enjoy the mountains' beauty to the fullest. We are happy that we went with our friend's recommendation and choose NHT for our extraordinary journey. We plan to visit again when all the commotion caused by the virus subsides.
Jessica, Australia I am glad that I decided to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek. My partner and I both are avid hikers. Before this, we had never opted for trekking. Nepal was on our list of places to go for a long time, but we never got a chance to dwell on it due to work. But last winter, everything worked for us. And we decided it is time to visit Nepal. We both wanted to do trekking, but since Nepal's mountains are not easy for beginners, I was more leaning towards doing easy and short treks in Nepal. But my partner was so keen on doing the Everest Base Camp trek, so we agreed to the EBC trek. Even though we had decided on the hike, I was still skeptical about doing it because of its high-altitude nature. And when we found Nepal Hiking Team, we stated our concern to them as well. They were so helpful and informed them, and the trek is doable by the first-time trekker. They advised we got on training mode immediately as we still had few months left before starting the walk. Since I was the most concerned one, I paid most attention to building physical stamina. After months of training and waiting, it was finally time for the trek, and when we arrived in Nepal, Kathmandu airport, NHT was warmly welcomed by the team. A day before the hike, Ganga briefed about the walk, and the next day we got on the flight to Lukla. It was frightening but worthy of an adventurous experience. Our guide Narayan, amazed us with his knowledge about the mountains. He always made sure we were comfortable on the trek and never rushed our journey. He instead obliged to approach the walk smoothly and slowly. As I was more conscious about getting altitude sickness, he shared many helpful tips to avoid altitude sickness. He was very patient and always answered whenever we had one too many questions to ask. And for that reason, we are thrilled we choose NHT and have Narayan for our trek. If it were not for NHT, I would not be able to experience the trek's beautiful features. I am so thankful to NHT for arranging this wonderful and unique. All the credits go to your fantastic team for our wonderful experience in the Himalayas. We will revisit Nepal and have your company plan our next trip!
Paul Wilson, USA Everest Base Camp Trek was on my bucket list ever since I saw the bewildering Everest range images on my Pinterest page. That scenic destination stole my heart in a bit. So, I was like I had to be there someday. And when the perfect time came around, I started preparing for the trek. Nepal Hiking Team was recommended to me by my friends who trekked EBC a few years back. I immediately contact them and arrange my most awaited journey. My guide for the trek was Paban, and I am lucky to have him on the hike. I am a slow walker as I did not have any experience of trekking. He was very attentive about my pace. I never asked to walk faster as I was trekking in a group. He has a broad knowledge of the mountains and about the Sherpa people. He explained about all the mountains visible to our eyes. There were many things best all through the journey. A few of my best experiences on the trek would be breakfast at Everest View Hotel, rest day in Namche Bazaar, and Everest base camp itself. Also, the flight to Lukla was quivering, which fulfilled my need for an adrenaline rush. Similarly, the early morning hike to Kala Patthar fulfilled my thirst for breathtaking views of the mountains. From Kala Patthar, we got an up-close view of Mt. Everest, not from the base camp. I am glad I went on this journey. It was everything I had always expected it to be. And for not letting my expectations down, I am very much thankful to Paban and Nepal Hiking Team for making this trek a trip of a lifetime. From the beginning of the journey to Nepal's last day, they were always present to look after my needs. I am glad I choose them and very thankful for unforgettable memories. Every part of the journey was cherishing, and I look forward to exploring more trekking trails of Nepal in the future.
John, United States A good agency is the key to making or breaking a good travel experience. This is the most important factor that I look for when I am deciding on selecting a travel agency for my trips. For my visit to Nepal, the peak trekking season had many trekkers doing the Everest Base Camp Trek and I was no exception. When I checked Nepal Hiking Team, I was thoroughly impressed by their proficient website. When I e-mailed them about my query, I was surprised and immediately impressed by how prompt and detailed the responses were. Then as the arrangement of the trip was underway, I was thoroughly convinced that I had selected a good agency. It was proven true when I arrived in Nepal for the trip. I was greeted by Rabin, my guide for the trip. His well-mannerism and kind nature made me feel at ease. Then with a good briefing by Mr. Ganga at the office fully sealed my concentrated belief that I was in good hands. This relieved my peace of mind and I just let go the entire trip. It was the most fun I have ever had!  I had the best services and Rabin’s guidance made the trip into a smooth sailing! Thank You Nepal Hiking Team! Hope you guys will have more tourist after this ongoing pandemic.
Gabrielle, Australia A family trip was organized to the Everest Base Camp, a long-awaited adventure that was on our list for the longest time. We had wanted to organize the trip a year ago, but circumstances prevented us from doing so. Nevertheless, we finally did the trek this year and are ever so happy about it. With seven in our group, we had members ranging from 20 to 50 years old. Our guide was considerate and hiked with all of us while arranging the pacing. Logistically, everything went very smoothly. On our first day we were given a great tour of Kathmandu and also a briefing to pick up our gear and help on re-packing. Nepal Hiking Team had reservations made for the Lukla flight early in the morning and off we all went for the trek the next day. Staying at the lodges and guesthouses the higher up we went, we had the view of the mountains right from our windows! Our guide was always able and willing to make changes for us and overall, I feel like we stayed in the best available places. The itinerary of our trek was very reasonable and had enough acclimatization days to fit into the schedule. We spent two nights at Namche and Dingboche as well and had good tours of the villages. Our guide and our porters were very open and willing to help accommodate us in any way they could. Overall, the trek was beautiful and had many great and splendid moments. We are grateful to Nepal Hiking Team and their efforts. Arranging one of the best trips for our family, Nepal Hiking Team played a big part in making sure that we had a good time, and we most certainly had a grand old time in the mountains of the country with great people and beautiful landscape!